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The Corps: Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers (6/1/2004)
  Youth ministry volunteers often prove to be a great blessing to a youth program. This article discusses how to go about building a volunteer corp of your own.
It Takes a Village and a Jell-O Dance (8/4/2008)
  Your congregation is full of gifted people, many of whom may have a gift for youth ministry. How do you mine those gifts to get the community involved? And where do you even start?
Recruiting the Best from Among the Least Likely (6/1/2004)
  When recruiting volunteers, it helps to avoid assumptions and stereotypes. In this short article, Rev. Terry Dittmer offers some suggestions for moving past basic suppositions to get the best people involved in your youth program.
Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers (9/1/2005)
  Volunteers are more likely to stay volunteers if you give them meaningful work to do. This article offers some advice on plugging the best people into the best jobs.
The Art and Science of Recruitment (6/1/2004)
  Recruiting volunteers for your youth program takes both careful planning and a certain amount of panache. This article by DCE Brent Howard offers advice on how to approach those you would like to see involved in your congregation's program.
Tips on Team Building (6/1/2004)
  DCE veteran Cheri Selander offers some pithy advice on how to build a good, solid team of volunteers and on how to keep that team going strong.
How to Recruit a Game Person (8/4/2008)
  tips on recruiting volunteers to lead games
Youth Ministry Basics: Volunteer Problems and Solutions (3/11/2010)
  Solutions for when a volunteer isn't the right fit or gets in over their heads.
Youth Ministry Basics: Working with Volunteers, 2 (3/25/2010)
  More common problems and solutions that arise when working with volunteers
To Catch A Busy Bee (6/1/2004)
  In this Parenting Point, Mary Halberg talks about how to best encourage the help of busy parents in the congregation you serve.
Why Fellow Leaders are Invaluable (3/22/2012)
  When I know that my leaders are confidently operating in their God-given strengths, using the training we've given them, and impacting students positively in their faith, there's no music sweeter to my ears than that.
Let's Lead - Parents and Youth Ministry (8/24/2011)
  Parents are one of God's greatest gifts to the church, for without parents there would be no need for future planning boards, no need for Sunday School, and certainly no need for youth ministry.
Let's Lead - Volunteers (8/17/2011)
  Dividing youth volunteer tasks into more specific job descriptions can help your ministry by involving more adults.
I'm a Youth Counselor! Now What? (5/9/2012)
  As you begin your work ywith youth you will want to identify and clarify the expectations the people of your congregation have of you and your task.
The Spiritual Care and Nurture of Volunteers (5/15/2012)
  How do you recruit volunteers? What qualities are you looking for in a volunteer? What kind of jobs do you give to volunteers?
Review: The New Breed (5/29/2012)
  In The New Breed: Understanding & Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer, father and son Jonathan and Thomas McKee set out to help church leaders extend their reach of ministry through the effective use of volunteers.
All Things New: Vacation Bible School or Volunteers Becoming Servants? (8/21/2013)
  Vacation Bible School becomes a great chance to see volunteers in action.

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