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Recruiting the Youth Team

Where can we find good volunteers to sponsor the youth program?

Robert Townsend portrays this dilemma for us: "Probably whenever Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and the other chiefs powwowed, the first topic of conversation was the shortage of Indians. Certainly today, no meeting of the high and the mighty is complete until someone polishes the conventional wisdom: 'Our big trouble today is getting enough good people.'"1

Perhaps you identify with the problem of finding enough good people to sponsor an effective and vital youth ministry. Perhaps you inherited (or recruited in a moment of panic) some volunteers you wish you didn't have. Take Stan, for example. Stan loved to work with young people. He was always on hand at every activity—energetic, committed, and enthusiastic. But one night at church, he passed around pictures he had taken of one of the girls in the youth group who had modeled for him out in the woods. Although there was nothing wrong in the pictures themselves, people began to be ...

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