Our friend Christopher Wesley wrote a great piece over on his site, christopherwesley.org. It's entitled 5 Steps To Get Students Serving Inside The Church.
We really liked it and thought we'd link to it here. If you like this excerpt, click the link below to read the rest of the article.
5 Steps To Get Students Serving Inside The Church
by Christopher Wesley
Every youth minister feels the pressure to have a high energy youth program in their church. But, if you really want the next generation active and involved it’s by getting them serving inside the church.
When others see the next generation serving inside your church it will:
- Motivate others generations to get involved.
- Bring a new life to the parish.
- Advocate the importance of youth ministry for your church community.
To get teenagers involved you need to look for opportunities where they can serve. Once you’ve established those areas, it’s about taking these 5 steps:
STEP 1: LET THEM KNOWN THEY CAN
If a teenager is not invited to serve they will assume it’s not an option. Make it clear where they serve in your church and what it entails. Explain to them that they are not only the future of the church, but the present. Simply make it available to them.
To read the rest of the 5 steps, CLICK HERE.