Four Tips for Volunteer Recruiting
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Four Tips for Volunteer Recruiting

We’re quickly approaching that time of year when my heart rate gets elevated, my palms get sweaty, and I start obsessing over, “Do they like me? Will they say yes?” No, I’m not talking about prom-posals, or college acceptance letters. But, it’s that same existential dread that sometimes stops me from pursuing volunteer recruitment with…

YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Let Partnerships Provide a Web of Support
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Let Partnerships Provide a Web of Support

Introduction I was talking with a very faithful, loving parent the other day, a parent whose faith journey I admire and whose opinion I greatly respect. I asked her, “If you could say one thing to the people at your church who work in youth ministry, what would it be?” Knowing that she comes from…

Three Priorities for a Growing Youth Ministry
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Three Priorities for a Growing Youth Ministry

What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don’t? I’ve never met a youth worker who didn’t want their youth ministry to grow. That would be like finding a 5 year old that doesn’t like cookies! It would be weird. However, even though…