Volunteers are valuable, but sometimes having a team of doers is not enough. You need leaders to expand your capacity and take the ministry to a new level. But, when you look at your team all you see is doers. It's frustrating and you wonder, "Why won't people do more?"
Before you start blaming your team for not stepping up, think about what you can do to get the most out of them by answer these 4 questions:Read More
Pride: a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc. ... a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.Read More
So for the past year, every time we introduce a new team member, we have done our own version of a talk show. We have had a total blast with it and it allows our students to have fun with and get to know new leaders in our ministry.Read More
Like many congregations, mine uses a traditional educational hour or Sunday school format. This means that our junior high and high school students meet separately for 45-minutes each on Sunday mornings.Read More
You are going to be blown away by the BRAND NEW Newsletter Builder App launching on June 1st. As part of your DYM Membership (Bronze, Silver and Gold) you have access to what will quickly become the 1-stop shop for newsletters of any kind. Want to write your parents a quick update? Need to challenge your student leaders? Want to create a promotional piece for an upcoming event? This is the tool!Read More
The “No Purple” ministry has become a standard rule of thumb in many youth groups. Most of us make sure to remind our volunteers: female students should be mentored by female youth leaders and male students by male leaders.
Neely McQueen, Student Ministries Pastor at Overlake Church in Washington, believes youth groups that adopt this standard are missing out. She believes it can be very healthy for students to have discipleship-based relationships with leaders of the opposite gender.Read More