A Junior High Ministry podcast for Youth Workers!
Hosted by Justin Herman

March 14, 2018

Episode 0002- Recruiting, The Cold Ask and the Bell Youth Ministry

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Topic: Justin Herman is here to discuss insightful tips on how to recruit volunteers for junior high ministry. Why is is important to have great leaders? What are some philosophies we can have that will help us? What are the major steps we can take to get more and better leaders in Junior High? He also walks us through the COLD ASK in recruiting. Justin expands upon all of these topics with incredible discernment. Also the first leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston is here!

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman

1:46 Introing the topic “recruiting volunteer leaders”

3:01 Problems can be solved from more and better leaders

4:01 Steps Justin goes about to recruiting volunteers

4:25 “Know the 60 second pitch”

5:36 Three people to target with the pitch

8:02 Take opportunities and say yes to everything you can

9:30 Circle through every 4 months to talk about need for junior high ministry

10:30 Plant seeds in the church, build rapport!

12:00 Goal is for ministry to be seen

13:00 Justin discusses the right mindset for those who serve in junior high

14:13 COLD ASK approach

18:38 Priority in face to face COLD recruiting

20:33 Have not found the silver bullet in recruiting

21:15 What would you say in that 60 second pitch?

21:59 Misunderstood stereotypes of leaders in junior high ministry

23:05 Leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston

Things mentioned in the episode:

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