Here are four reasons I believe regular volunteer meetings are a must. Not every meeting needs to encompass all four purposes (although they might), but when we gather together, we want to do so with intentionality.
1. Community. What’s going on in our personal lives? How can we be supporting and praying for one another? We want our team to be more than just a group of people coming together to accomplish tasks. We want to foster authentic relationships so that we can work together as friends.
2. Coaching. What can we learn to make us better youth workers? What are our students facing that we need to be better equipped to deal with? How can we grow personally to be more effective instruments in God’s hands?
3. Celebration. What’s been happening? How have we seen God moving in our ministry? What are the recent “wins” we’ve experienced? This is a time to hear stories from the trenches.
4. Communication. What’s coming up? What do we want to see? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? What needs to be clarified? This is a time for brainstorming, calendaring, planning, asking questions, etc.