Part of a successful youth ministry is creating and maintaining sustainable systems and organizational tools, like calendaring, directories and templates, to keep the youth ministry program running as a vital part of the congregation and so it can live on after a volunteer or staff member leaves.
Adults need to be competent in practicing compassionate communication, handling conflict with grace and humility, expressing needs, and being a good listener. And they need to be able to model these skills for youth. Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide has some tips for developing these skills.
Volunteers and staff must be competent with social media. Supervisors should inform volunteers and staff if their congregation has something akin to what the UUA staff uses as their Youth Inclusion Guidelines (PDF). Adults should be conscious of keeping records of online communication and maintaining their own privacy online.
PRESENTED: March 14, 2017
During this webinar we will explore what you need to know in order to communicate in the best ways possible with your youth, parents, and other leaders. The webinar goes over tips and tricks, as well as answers any sticky questions you might have about communicating effectively and using social media.