Maximizing the Summer with your Volunteer Leaders

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The summer can be a very productive time for you and your volunteer leaders.  That is why Tom asked Chris Wesley back on the podcast.  Chris is the Director of Youth Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.

So, Tom asked Chris to join him to talk about how to maximize the summer months to recruit, train and develop your volunteer leaders. In today’s podcast Tom and Chris talk about…

  1. What Chris has been working on lately.
  2. How he has been using the past few months and what he will be doing with volunteer leaders in the months ahead
  3. Chris’ book, “Rebuilding Youth Ministry” (

You can connect with Chris a few different ways.  He’s on Twitter (, has an awesome blog ( with tons of great insights each week and he also blogs at both or

So what do you think? How are you planning on utilizing the summer to invest in your volunteer leaders?  Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and insights below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

Also, Tom would love to hear from you about what you’d like a future topic to be. To email Tom some ideas email him here.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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