student ministry, youth ministry, youth worker

Recruit Now

By Doug Franklin June 8, 2010

Use the flexibility that summer brings to recruit next year’s adult volunteer leaders. Many of us want to take a break and forget about the pressures of youth ministry, but this will only lead to more pressure in the fall. By starting to recruit now, you will have the luxury in August of not having to pick whoever is breathing to volunteer in the youth ministry. You will also have the chance to pick people and place them in the right part of the ministry, based on their passion rather than an immediate need.

Here’s an idea to recruit leaders over the summer.

Dodgeball for Adults: Have a youth ministry “open house” where any adults from the church can come and play fun, youth ministry games. Cut out 20 minutes to let them ask questions about the youth ministry, hear first-hand from 1 or 2 current volunteers, and have a chance to catch the vision from you.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More