So I’d like to start this new year off right by posting some of the questions that I’ve seen on recent sites and give my thoughts. I don’t have the right answers but I’ve got some ideas and so do you. Let’s post our ideas to some of the questions and thoughts that we’ve seen to help one another start this New Year out right.
First question comes from Josh Robinson, a youth pastor in Florida and a great blogger, who posted this question on a youth ministry facebook page:
What book have or would you give to your volunteers to read in 2013?
I hope that you’ve got some goodies that you would like to share. For me I think of two books. It would depend on the volunteer role on how I would choose one book over the other. The first one is Lead Small by Reggie Joiner and Tom Schefchunas. It’s all about being a small group leader. This book has gotten rave reviews from all of my leaders that have received it. I highly recommend this book for small group leaders. The content is great and can work for you regardless of the mission and vision of your small groups.
The second one is for a group of people that I am trying to make leaders of leaders. I’m still tweaking their job description and what they are responsible for but it’s a huge thing for me to have these incredible leaders on my team. The book is Volunteers that Stick by Jim Wideman. I love this book. This was one of my first “ministry reads”. I’m so thankful that I received this book early on. It’s helped shape my ministry a ton. I wish there was an exact replica of this book for student ministry roles. Brother Jim if you’re reading this, please You know us student ministry people need it!
How would you answer Josh’s question?