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Hiring and Keeping a Youth Worker: A Practical Guide for Churches Seeking to Hire with Wisdom and Keep Their Youth Workers for the Long Haul

Hiring and Keeping a Youth Worker: A Practical Guide for Churches Seeking to Hire with Wisdom and Keep Their Youth Workers for the Long Haul

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The average tenure of a youth worker is less than two years. The rapid turnover of youth workers disrupts the momentum of student ministries, often causing new youth workers to have to restart building relationships with youth and volunteers. This guide offers practical tips to help beat the average.

Part One: Hiring the Right Youth Worker

  • 10 Commandments of Hiring A Youth Worker
  • Search Committee Timeline
  • Readying Your Church's Profile
  • Qualifications for Youth Ministry Professionals
  • The Interview: Asking Good Questions
  • Being Financially Forthright with Applicants
  • Call of the Wild: The Call to Ministry
Part Two: Holding on to that Youth Worker of Yours
  • The Most Frightening Numbers
  • What to Expect from Your Church's Youth Ministry
  • How Pastors Can Keep Their Youth Workers
  • Longevity in Youth Ministry

Part Three: Appendix

  • Resources to Help with Hiring & Keeping a Youth Worker
  • Places to Post Your Church's Job Opening
  • Online Intersections
  • Sample Screening Form
  • A Word about the Youth Worker Position Description
  • Good Examples of Various Position Descriptions

8.5" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, 63 pages.


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