5 Traits of High Capacity Volunteers (and how to find them!)

Originally posted at ministryarchitects.com No matter what your ministry context is or what denomination your church is a part of, we all have a common problem. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the greatest challenge church leaders face in ministry. If we don’t find a way to overcome it, we will shortchange our ministry potential. But if we can overcome this challenge, we will see a greater gospel impact than we ever imagined possible.        So what’s the problem? Well, it’s a tale as old as time…

What Traffic Taught Me About Youth Ministry That Seminary Didn’t

In youth ministry, there are a lot of things we need to know that they just don’t teach in seminary. It’s always funny when I learn important ministry lessons from unlikely sources though. I experienced this just this past week.        On Wednesday, our youth ministry rolled out some major changes to our middle school pickup process and how traffic flowed. I felt good about the changes and our preparation, but lets just say it didn’t go so well. Somehow or another, we actually made the process slower,…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: 5 Types of People Every Youth Worker Needs Around Them

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #5 with “5 Types of People Every Youth Worker Needs Around Them.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.              Youth Ministry is tough, and can often be really lonely. As youth leaders, we face challenges that are different from most other ministry leaders in the church. It’s all too easy…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: The Youth Ministry Growth Dilemma

 For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #6 with “The Youth Ministry Growth Dilemma.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.       More than anything else I hear, youth workers tell me they want their ministry to grow. They don’t want a raise or to make a name for themselves, they just want to impact as many students as possible. Numbers matter because people…

OUR FAVORITE ARTICLES OF 2016: #10

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #10 with “How to Break Your Youth Ministry in 90 Days or Less.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.          We want you to grow your leadership and ministry. That’s what every leader wants, to get better and grow what they lead. What’s crazy is many youth workers talk about growing their ministries,  but do things…