How to develop Disciplemakers of Students

I’ve been all about Volunteer leaders lately. The reasons are simple actually, they are essential and now is the perfect time to be raising up and training volunteer leaders in your ministry.

That is why Tom invited Ben Marshall to the podcast. Ben is Campus Pastor at The Church at Hamilton in Michigan but has several years of student ministry experience.
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In this episode Tom and Ben talk about…

  • Ben’s background and how he got started off in ministry
  • What have been some key elements recruiting leaders (hint: it’s about being disciplemakers).
  • What Ben does to train volunteers and set them up to be successful.
  • How he casts vision for his leaders when he is gone on trips
  • Other leadership ideas from emails to training meetings
  • How he honors leaders on trips and events with what leaders pay

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It was great talking to Ben and he would love to talk to you about any kind of ministry question connect with him on Twitter. You can also catch his blog here.

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Join the conversation! How are you recruiting, training and developing volunteer leaders to give them the vision of being disciplemakers?  What do you do? Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick.  

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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