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YMS Episode 16 — Summer Flow

May 22nd, 2018

Summer is almost here! Soon us youth workers will have nothing to do! Except go to camp, the conference, and mission trip. Did we mention family vacation (we hope)?! Summer seems so chill. How does it become so busy?

In today's episode, Steve and Mathew compare notes about how they operate in the summer. Steve gives his volunteers the summer off (a fact Mathew will try to hide from his). Mathew recruits students who play golf so he can "kill two birds with one stone" (or in his case, one golf ball). We both have a lot of people in our churches who take a lot of nice vacations (we are not jealous, just wishful. Ok, we're jealous.). Oh, and we both minimize the weekly programming and instead focus on the major trips and spending time with students. (No, we do not recommend taking them to the local craft beer festival.)

Every region, every church, every youth ministry has a different summer flow. What's yours? How do you make the most of the summer when it comes to programming your ministry and maximizing time with students?

Today's show is interrupted by our first-ever in-studio guest, Leah Barrett, who delivered Starbucks.

We'd love to hear how you go with the "Summer Flow."