Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0: Everything You Need to Successfully Manage Your Ministry

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Youth ministry isn?t just meeting with students and teaching them God?s truth. It also involves a myriad of administrative and operational details. Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0 provides youth ministers and volunteers with helpful insights, advice, and practical resources to successfully manage a youth ministry. You?ll find sample budgets, release forms for trips, and clear direction for screening applicants for volunteer positions. Authors Mike Work and Ginny Olson provide you with quick and accessible ...

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Overview

Youth ministry isn’t just meeting with students and teaching them God’s truth. It also involves a myriad of administrative and operational details. Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0 provides youth ministers and volunteers with helpful insights, advice, and practical resources to successfully manage a youth ministry. You’ll find sample budgets, release forms for trips, and clear direction for screening applicants for volunteer positions. Authors Mike Work and Ginny Olson provide you with quick and accessible answers to all of your management, administrative, and supervisory questions and needs.

Sprinkled throughout the manual are brief personal anecdotes by actual, in-the-trenches youth workers, case studies of church-office debacles, pivotal lessons learned over decades of ministry, nightmare scenarios to avoid, and glorious successes to emulate. No other book provides everything a youth ministry leader needs in one place at such an affordable price. This revised and updated edition of a youth ministry classic includes bonus online content, copy-ready pages and forms, and loads of other highly practical material.

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Whether you love or hate the management inevitably involved in youth ministry, you're going to return to this book time and time again. Its practical tips will lower your anxiety, lessen your headaches, and leave you with more time to build relationships with your team and the teenagers you serve. -- Kara Powell, , Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310516859
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,066,463
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Work is the Vice President of Operations at Youth Specialties. His previous management experience includes six years as an executive pastor and five years of business management consulting. A veteran youth worker who has served more than 25 years in local and parachurch student ministry, Mike has also served as the executive director of YFC’s DCLA Conferences and the executive producer for the PlanetWisdom Student Conference and the National Youth Workers Convention. He and his family make their home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ginny Olson abides in Minneapolis, MN where she is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as a writer, speaker and consultant. Previously, she was one of two directors of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She also served on the youth ministry staffs at Willow Creek Community Church and Grace Church, Edina, Minnesota. She is the author of “Teenage Girls” and co-editor and contributor to “Breaking the Gender Barrier in Youth Ministry.”

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Table of Contents

OUTLINE FOR YMMT V2

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Management of Youth Ministry
A. Why management is sometimes difficult for YM people
B. Theological underpinnings of youth ministry management
C. If you’re new to youth ministry: the first steps you need to take.

SECTION I – STRATEGIC FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH MINISTRY

CHAPTER 2 – STARTING POINT OF YM MANAGEMENT
A. Philosophy of youth ministry
B. Philosophy of Leadership
C. Vision and Mission

CHAPTER 3 - STRATEGIC PLANNING
Developing a strategic plan for your youth ministry
A. Demographics of your community
B. Demographics of your church
C. What’s a SWOT analysis and how can it help you?
D. Values, Beliefs, Assumptions, and Guiding Principles
E. Goals: SMART
F. Evaluating a youth ministry

CHAPTER 4 - PLANNING
A. Short-term planning
B. Long-term planning

SECTION II – ORGANIZATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

CHAPTER 5 - EVENTS
A. Types of events
B. Creating
C. Guidelines
D. Risk management
E. Contracts, forms, budgets
F. Marketing

CHAPTER 6 – COMMUNICATIONS
A. Target your communication
B. Tools for communication: websites, texting, emails, etc
C. Designing and prioritizing marketing

CHAPTER 7 - FINANCES
A. Budget basics
B. Financial policies
C. Developing a year-long budget
D. Fund-raising

CHAPTER 8 - GENERAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
A. Office set up
B. Office protocol
C. Filing systems

CHAPTER 9 - RISK MANAGEMENT
A. Foundation of risk management
B. Safety policies
C. Necessary forms: Registration, permission, medical release
D. Background checks
E. Insurance coverage

CHAPTER 10 - WORKING WITH BOARDS and COMMITTEES
A. Type of Boards: advisory, governing, policy making,
B. Board responsibilities
C. Selection of board and committee members
D. Governing policies
E. Running meetings

CHAPTER 11 - WRITING ON THE JOB
A. Writing reports for annual meetings, governing boards, etc.
B. Correspondence: How to write your resignation, a thank you, an invitation
C. How to put together a proposal
D. Writing reference letters
E. Intellectual property

SECTION 3: PEOPLE AND YOUTH MINISTRY

CHAPTER 12 - TEAM: RECRUITING, SCREENING, AND DEVELOPING
A. Philosophy of team
B. Job descriptions and expectations
C. Recruiting volunteers
D. Screening
E. Orientation and evaluation strategy for new volunteers
F. Developing the team

CHAPTER 13- STUDENT LEADERS
A. Philosophy
B. How to develop a team
C. Roles and expectations
D. Teachable moments in developing leaders

CHAPTER 14 - INTERNS
A. Getting your church on board
B. Preparing for interns
C. Recruiting and screening
D. Internship development plan
E. Evaluation

SECTION 4: YOU AND YOUTH MINISTRY

Chapter 15 – Employed as a Youth Minister
A. Resumes, cv’s, and LinkedIn – making yourself known
B. Job descriptions
C. Researching a position
D. Interviewing
E. Salary
F. Job reviews
G. Negotiating: a raise, vacation, schooling, etc.
H. Professional boundaries
I. Leaving: when it’s your choice and when it’s not.

Chapter 16 – Managing Your Life in Ministry
A. Time Management
B. Setting priorities
C. Planning for your future

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