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..
Student Ministry #fail: Warm Bodies
16 July 2014
Maybe you’ve heard the expression that all some volunteers need to be is a warm body? Aka, someone who is actually alive. There was a time in my ministry where I would have taken someone with a moderately lukewarm body. I’ve never been really awesome..
Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers
03 July 2014
You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
Liking Teenagers is Loving Them
05 February 2014
Every Christian in your church loves teenagers. They have to, they’re Christians, and Christians love each other. In fact, you’ve probably heard them declare their love: “Oh, those crazy kids in the youth group…we love ‘em in the Lord!” Possible Translation: We don’t have..