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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night the reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Ps. 19:1-3
Great Ideas and Tips
Ideas and tips to enhance your youth ministry
Enjoy what you do.
Picture, picture, picture!
Always take pictures of your youth group activities. Hang them up on the church or youth group bulletin board. Have kids create crazy captions for them.
Subscribe to the Youth Ministry Accent. You may not be able to use all the ideas, suggestions and programs, but next time you need one, you'll have plenty to choose from.
Take Surveys. Find out what’s going on among your young people.
Network with other leaders.
Join an AY Youth Federation in your area. If there’s none, organize one. Meet periodically, at least once a quarter, with other youth workers in your area to share ideas and problems. They can be a great resource for you.
Deal with it now!
Never ignore a disturbance during a meeting. When a distraction occurs, acknowledge it. It's the best way to regain the attention of the group.
Try not to make promises you can't keep.
Be Web savy.
Create a website for your group so that people can always know what’s going on and get details of upcoming events and activities. Parents especially will love this.
Size does matter.
Don't meet in a room that is too big for your youth group. If your group is small, meet in a small room. This gives kids the feeling of being "packed" in. Always make sure your meeting place is casual and comfortable.
Ignoring won’t make it go away.
Don’t ignore a problem.
Always deal with problems as they come up. Don't expect them to go away on their own. They won't.
Your “Text Me” Committee.
Set up a cell-phone text-messaging committee to help spread the word regarding upcoming events. The size of your committee will depend on the size of your group. Assign 1 person to text 10-15 persons. Text messaging is very personal and very effective in spreading information about upcoming events.
Start a Parent Volunteer Network.
Get to know the parents of your young people. Ask them to volunteer. They will become your best fans.
Choosing the AY Sponsor.
Allow the young people in your group to select the adult AY sponsor.
Develop programs that reflect the needs, interests and energy level of your group.
Check it out first.
Preview everything. Never use a video you haven't seen or schedule a speaker you haven't heard.
Read a book.
Take time to read several new books each year. Try to read the books recommended in the Youth Ministry Accent’s “readIT” section.
Involve the youth.
Get the youth involved in the church and the community. The 2009 Discussion Question Kit offers some great suggestions.
Do not cancel an event because enough youth did not show up. Be flexible, adjust your plans, but do not send everyone home. Let those who show up know they're just as important.
Communicate availability. Do not give the impression that you're too busy for the members of your group.
Be an adult. You are not "one of the kids." You are an adult who love young people.
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