I've written a few blogs over the years about forming, developing, equipping, empowering, and training your team. I've even talked about recruiting and growing your team. All of this is good, but I wanted to bring up something many of us within the church unfortunately leave out of the plan—discipleship. Some of you are wincing … Continue reading Discipling Your Team
Equipping and Empowering Your Team
One of the most important things we are called to do is pull others into ministry, equip them, and empower them to be used by God. The truth, though, is that we have limited bandwidth. So we need to rethink our organizational structure to add more voices and high capacity people. Then we need to … Continue reading Equipping and Empowering Your Team
10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team
If we are truly going to make an impact on the teens in our community, we cannot do it alone. We need a team. But how do we put together a team, and what do we do with them? I've previously written up a list of tips on how to recruit a great team. Let's … Continue reading 10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team
Recruiting a Great Team (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 69)
Episode 69 of The Student Ministry Podcast features some tips around recruiting. If you are going to make a difference in student ministry, you need a great team around you. Maybe you have questions, though. Like... How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get … Continue reading Recruiting a Great Team (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 69)
How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team
I need more volunteer leaders! Haven't we all been there in ministry? I frequently see questions about recruiting in my various youth ministry communities. Questions like: How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get the right people on our team? How do I … Continue reading How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team
Thank Your Team
This week, I mailed off a handful of handwritten thank you cards to our team. And before you start thinking about telling me I did a good job, I need to tell you they weren't written by me. They were written by someone in our church that has no direct ties to our student ministry. … Continue reading Thank Your Team
5 Reasons to Attend Conferences as a Team
Have taken your staff or team with you to a ministry conference yet? Here are five reasons why you should strongly consider it!
I Love My Student Ministry Team!
I can truly say that I am blessed to be a part of one of the best teams at our church. Why? Let me give you a few reasons...
Building the Team
A couple weeks ago, I got a chance to chat with a college student, who was just hired as a part-time youth minister. He began asking about the "Orange" family ministry philosophy we have jumped into here at RCC, but the discussion turned to more over time. Before long, I found myself actually providing wisdom … Continue reading Building the Team
“Don’t Fade Away” Volunteer Song from Orange Conference 2011
Each year at the Orange Conference, they perform a song for all volunteers in the church, specifically those serving in children's and student ministries. I can honestly say they are often overlooked and not appreciated enough. I know that I personally would be up a creek without my awesome team of volunteers! To all my … Continue reading “Don’t Fade Away” Volunteer Song from Orange Conference 2011