Position Description, Youth Ministry Intern
A printable/editable position description for a youth ministry intern.
Strategic Staffing Plan for Children’s or Youth Ministry
A template for creating a long-term staffing strategy for your children's or youth ministry.
Position Description, Full-time Youth Director
A printable/editable position description for a full-time youth director.
Before You Hire a Youth Pastor Sample
The first two chapters of the book Before You Hire a Youth Pastor.
Volunteer Recruitment Process
A recommended process for recruiting volunteers, including useful documents to create, whom to include in the process, what to do when, and what to provide for the new volunteer. Can be used for children's ministry and youth ministry.
Position Description, Youth Ministry Major Event Coordinator
A printable, editable position description for a youth ministry major event coordinator.
Easter Family Follow-Up
Program Kickoff Planning Guide
A printable guide with tips and timelines for planning a successful program kickoff event. Use this along with the Program Kickoff Game Plan (also available as a free resource here at ministryarchitects.com)
Youth Ministry Parent Involvement Plan
A template for goals and benchmarks related to parent involvement in youth ministry.
Major Event Notebook
A guide you can print or complete on your computer with every detail covered for planning and executing a successful major event--loads of tips, timelines, a budget, sample schedule, promotional info, and lots, lots more.
Youth Leader Lifestyle Covenant
A printable/editable sample youth leader lifestyle covenant.
Sample Mission Trip Form
A sample mission trip form, to give you an idea of what information to provide and collect.
Youth Ministry Major Event Calendar
A template for a youth ministry major event calendar that you can edit for your own use.
Sample Youth Curriculum Plan
A sample curriculum plan for youth.
How To Get Volunteers To Attend Your Training Event
Annette Safstrom shares five great tips for getting volunteers to attend a volunteer training event.
Sample Check-in Calling Script
If your mission is to gather accurate contact info and check in with families, this calling script may help you. (Note: while this script is geared for youth, it could also be used for children's ministry.)
Sample Youth Ministry Volunteer Recruiting Template
A spreadsheet you can customize to help keep track of volunteer recruiting information.
Sample Communication Plan
A list of communication suggested communication channels that may help you more effectively get your messages in front of your intended recipients. (Note: Although this document is geared for youth ministry, similar communication channels could also be helpful for children's ministry.)
Volunteer Recruitment Process Version 2
Another version of the volunteer recruitment process.
Volunteer Megaboard Template
A spreadsheet that you can customize to help with recruiting children's ministry or youth ministry volunteers.
Position Description, Summer Trip Coordinator
A printable, editable position description for a youth ministry summer trip(s) coordinator.
Visitor Flow Chart
A sample flowchart to help youth visitors and their families get plugged in to your church's youth group and congregation, and to help you maintain those connections.
Volunteer Affirmation Ideas
Looking for some great ways to show appreciation for your volunteers and their hard work? Here are 15 "love your team" ideas you can use right away!
Sample Organizational Chart for Youth Ministry 1
A sample organizational chart for youth ministry.
Strategic Staffing Plan Template
This template will help you create a strategic plan for ministry staffing needs in children's and youth ministry to help you anticipate, and implement, adequate staffing levels in time to avoid existing staff burnout and maintain momentum. Customize it for your church's ministry!
Sample Organizational Chart for Youth Ministry 2
Another sample organizational chart for youth ministry.
Tips for Finding a Part-time Youth Minister
This downloadable guide has 10 tips you'll really use, including how to put your search team in the right frame of mind (and heart) from the very beginning, suggested resources, and ideas for getting the word out.
Sample Values Statements for Youth Ministry
Sample values statements for youth ministry to help spark ideas for your church's own.
Program Kickoff Game Plan
Use this along with the Program Kickoff Planning Guide (also available as a free resource here at ministryarchitects.com) to get your team on the same page and equip them for further kickoff planning.
Sample Mission Statements
Sample mission statements for youth ministry to help spark ideas for your church's own.
Leadership Launch Sample Training Outline
A sample outline for a leadership launch training presentation. Use ideas from it to create your own! This one's geared for youth ministry, but it could be customized for children's ministry too.
Position Description, Part-time Youth Coordinator
A printable/editable position description for a part-time youth coordinator.
Whole Church Preventive Maintenance Calendar
This church-wide calendar will remind you of routine tasks that need to be accomplished at basically the same time each year by the church staff, volunteers, and committees. Customize it for your church, and consult it regularly to help keep your ministries on track.