Key steps for a successful start in youth ministry as a volunteer [podcast]

LIVE Youth Ministry TalkDennis Beckner joined us last Monday to talk about keys for a successful start in youth ministry as a volunteer. Dennis has been a volunteer youth leader in the sr. high ministry at Saddleback Church for the past 10 years.

Some of the things we talked about:

  • The unknowns of walking into a new ministry
  • Easing into the ministry vs. jumping right in
  • How retreats will help you past the initial struggles
  • Maintaining respect as both a friend and a leader with the teens
  • And a lot more…

Although we discussed a lot things, we barely scratched the surface of everything Dennis had to share with us. So, he typed up the rest of his notes that we didn’t cover in the recording, which you can download here.

You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.

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Next Monday’s discussion

November 9: Next week YOU are the featured guest. We’re having an open discussion where you can ask questions, seek advice, share prayer concerns, vent, share stories, whatever you want. At 2:00 PM eastern time, call (724) 444-7444 and enter ID 19105#, or use the link on the LIVE YM Talk page to listen online and join the chat room.

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Posted on November 7, 2009

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