Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


Here’s the teaser for the latest article I wrote that hit the web this week:

Everyone in youth ministry knows the pressures of feeling like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. So with that in mind I’ll get right to it.

You need help. I need help. Money is scarce and volunteers are our only option.

But if we’re honest, that can either be a great solution or a really tough one, leaving some to just “do it themselves” rather than work with a volunteer. It’s rough because if this is done wrong, you end up more burnt out and your volunteers end up feeling “used and abused.” But the great side is that when done right and everyone feels “empowered and encouraged,” including you the leader.

I’ve found that the key to a great volunteer experience is giving them a chance to serve in an environment that fits their style. So I break down the ways I ask for help into the following four (unspoken) categories.  I hope they help you like they’ve helped me.

Hit up the rest of it here if ya want to read it.  If you’re one of our volunteers, regardless of your role or style, you rock!!  I couldn’t do 10% of what I did without any of you.  

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