The Volunteer Cycle #3: EQUIP
18 February 2015
In this little Wednesday series, we are working our way through what I like to call the volunteer cycle (catchy name, I know). Assuming you become a champion at enlisting volunteers, what do you do with them? Scripture makes the answer clear. Now these are..
Loving Difficult-to-Love Students (Even the Famous Ones)
13 February 2015
My favorite thing about working with students is . . . well . . . working with students. I (Tasha) am a counselor, and my shtick when asked if I counsel children is, “I don’t work with kids because I’m much more comfortable working with..
The Volunteer Cycle #1: It Never Ends!
04 February 2015
It seems that other than figuring out how One Direction is still so popular, few things weigh as heavily on the mind of the youth worker than volunteer leaders. The specifics vary from ministry to ministry, but the themes seem to be the same: “How..
Time Machine #4: Embracing High Maintenance Parents
28 January 2015
High-maintenance parents. Early in my youth ministry career, I would have rather juggled chainsaws while blindfolded than deal with the parents in my ministry who were impossible to please. You know the type: – “Summer camp is too expensive.” – “My daughter didn’t get in..