At FCC through the months of April and May, we’re in a teaching series called Q&A. We asked people to submit questions about God, faith, life, or anything they’re wrestling with to be considered as potential topics for the series. We received hundreds of responses and narrowed them down to the top 7.
I spoke last Sunday on the subject, “Is it ok for a Christian to be in a relationship with a non-Christian?” Here’s the video:
Volunteers are the backbone of our student ministry. Without them, I’d be dead in the water. Their time investment, passions, gifts, and heart for students make it all work. In a student ministry of any size, a team of volunteers who love Jesus and love teens is the difference between success and failure.
With that said, there are a lot of things to consider as new volunteers get involved. Their impact on the chemistry of your team and greater student ministry is very important to consider. Finding the place where their giftedness and passion intersect and enabling them to serve from that place is the key to longevity. These are just a couple of things you’ll want to think about as you welcome new volunteers into your ministry.
If you’re in a leadership role of any kind, ministry or otherwise, you will lead a meeting at some point (or at least help to lead one). Here are 5 simple, really important things you can do to make your meetings fun, successful and productive for your team:
I’m always looking for free or low-cost tools that can be easily implemented into our student ministry to save time, money, resources, and increase productivity. When I come across tools that are useful to our team, I love to pass them on. Here are five tools that we’re using that you should definitely look into:
If you’re a youth pastor or leader, how would your students respond if I asked them what the most important thing you want them to know is? There are so many important things you want to teach. So many things you want them to hear, to own, and to hang onto. But I want to suggest something to you. Just something for you to chew on. This is the single-most important thing I tell my students, and I hope every one of them knows that. It’s even more important than telling them:
- God loves you.
- Jesus died for you.
- You need a Savior.
- I love you.
- Love each other.
- Care for the poor.
- Share your faith.
- [insert your favorite thing here]