Every youth pastor has felt the pressure to have a high energy youth ministry program in their church, but if you really want the next generation to be actively involved you have to get them serving.
I appeared today on the Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast, and discussed my advocacy for empowering students to serve in ministry. You can listen to the entire interview [here] or on iTunes [here].
On the show I discussed a number of things, but I mention some keys to empowering teens to serving. I’ll share 4 of these with you here, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast for the rest.
4 TIPS FOR EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO SERVE:
- Identify clear roles and needs and then provide clear paths for students to serve.
- Connect with other ministries and advocate for students serving.
- Consider setting up time parameters and seasons for serving positions.
- Partner with organizations to help students serve in the community.
I explain each of these in greater detail in my conversation with Nick Blevins. Listen to this episode, then comment here or Tweet me (@terracecrawford) with your feedback!