Volunteers

How Small Group Leaders Can Help Students After They Encounter Injustice

The follow-up in a student’s life is an essential action we can take when we find out a student has become victimized by or made aware of an act of… Read More

Sit, Don’t Fix, When Responding to Student Anxiety

When you seek to understand a student’s thoughts and beliefs, you'll get a glimpse into the depth of their struggle. Read More

5 Digital Christmas Celebration Ideas

The Christmas season started early for me this year.  I’m writing this well before Thanksgiving, and you’ll already catch me listening to the glory that is Christmas music. I’ve even dropped my top 7 Christmas songs at the end of this post… Read More

5 Ways to Help Small Group Leaders Have Better Conversations About Racial Injustice

2020. Worldwide pandemic.  Stay-at-home orders.  School online.  Zoom fatigue.  Sports canceled.  Events canceled.  Movies postponed. Cabin fever.  More black men and women shot.  Social media explosion.  Black Lives Matter marches.  Riots.  Presidential election. That list is not exhaustive, and you probably have… Read More

2 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Ask 6th Graders this Fall

It’s August, which means Back to School season is upon us! Although going “back to school” does look different this year for some, that doesn’t change the fact that school is starting and a brand-new grade, a brand-new school, and a brand-new… Read More

5 Ways to Re-Invest in Volunteers

I’ve noticed the auto care center keeps putting a sticker on my windshield that tells me when it’s time to come back to the shop. It has two options: come back after a certain date, or after a certain number of miles. … Read More

The Biggest Difference Between Recruiting Middle and High School Volunteers

One thing I would guess most youth pastors have in common is that they don’t have enough volunteers. And when you don’t have a ton of volunteers, you can’t really be too picky about who you choose to lead your students.  Or… Read More

How to Recruit Volunteers for Camp

It may still be freezing cold where you are right now, but as student pastors, we already have summer on the brain. Why? Because camp may be in the summer, but signups happen now! And that’s true for students and volunteering adults… Read More