How to recruit volunteers

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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We can often go to training conferences on leadership and hear famous people talk about how they recruit for their teams. It often seems like they talk about hiring people, …

7 signs of deep youth ministry

Ali Etheridge

Ali Etheridge

Youth Pastor at St Paul's, Salisbury
Ali has been involved in youth ministry for 15 years as a youth pastor at Christ Church Woking and now at St Pauls Salisbury.He spent 3 years directing SoulNet for Soul Survivor.He is an Ordained Pioneer Minister, Husband, Father and Panini world cup sticker collector.
Ali Etheridge

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  Often in ministry we can be tempted to think in terms of width. How wide can we spread the message? How many people can we get to attend our …

3 words to kill your church

Joel Preston

Joel Preston

Director at LeadAnyone.com
Joel is the Director of Evangelism & Mission for British Youth for Christ. He had previously been involved in church-based youthwork for over 10 years and before that spent 4 years at a local Youth for Christ centre.

He specialises in delivering leadership and people management training in a ministry context and has taught for various organisations across the country, including SoulNet, Innovista, SWYM and Youthwork the Conference.
Joel Preston

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Language is revealing. The choice of words we use can disclose our innermost thoughts, subtly undermining our attempts to portray a different message. After all, it is our internal opinions, …

6 barriers to genuine unity

Paul Friend

Paul Friend

Paul is married to Jo and has two boys Zach and Charlie. He lives in Woodbury just outside Exeter where he helps lead a local church called Christ Church Woodbury as a volunteer.

Paul as his main role heads up SWYM where he leads the team of 65 trainees plus staff as they seek to see every child and young person in the south-west encounter Jesus, get to know him and choose to live for more.
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Over the past few decades, it seems the Church has been been more and more aware of the need for the biblical principle of unity. Youthwork can often be seen …

The dangerous game of ministry comparison

Liz Dumain

Liz Dumain

Assistant Director of Mission at Birmingham Diocese
After 10 years at Youth for Christ as part of the National Leadership team, Liz joined the Birmingham Diocese as their Assistant Director of Mission. A qualified life & ministry coach, Liz longs to see people experience everything this extraordinary life has to offer. She’s a lover of good coffee, interesting conversation, Jesus, and specialist gin (not necessarily in that order!).
Liz Dumain

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God calls us to lead with confidence… …but too often we compare ourselves with others and compete to be the best. Thoughts to help us thrive as leaders by peering …