Recruiting, Training and Supervising Youth Workers and Volunteers

Articles and resources on the importance of attracting, training and supervising both youth workers and volunteers to lead thriving youth groups.

Articles and Research (click to view)

Devries, Mark. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It. (Downers Grove: IVP, 2008). Chapter 3: Hoping, Wishing and Praying, p. 40.

Are You Called to Youth Ministry?, Dean Borgman

Attracting Volunteers and Staff (click to view)

DeVries, Mark. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Does Last and What Your Church Can Do About It. (Downers Group: IVP, 2008). Chapter 7: Searching Right, p. 90.

Jones, Karen; Rahn, Dave and Strommen, Merton. Youth Ministry That Transforms. (Zondervan, 2001). Chapter 4: Focusing on Three Top Ministry Priorities, p. 135.

Five Ways to Recruit and Train Volunteers for Youth Ministry, Michele Robison

Structure for Youth Workers (click to view)

Four Key Ingredients for Youth Ministry, Dave Wright

Strategic Planning for the Commitment Level Model, Mark Tittley

Self-Care and Community Care (click to view)

DeVries, Mark. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It. (Downers Grove: IVP, 2008). Chapter 8: Aligning the Heart, p. 107.

Building a Team of Relational Youth Ministry Volunteers, Bejer McVeigh

Six Reasons Why Church Volunteers Quit, Aaron Buer

Revaluing ‘Self-Care’ a a Practice of Ministry, Mark Miller-McLemore

Ten Trust-Building Exercises for Kids and Teens, Jessica Timmons

The Importance of Youth Engagement in Developing Trust, Paul Meunier

Church and Family Can Save Kids, Miranda Devine


Recruiting, Training, and Supervising Youth Workers and Volunteers (click to view)

Subjects

Yale Youth Ministry Institute