Why Contact Work is Vital to Ministry Growth

There are many factors that will help you grow your ministry. However, one aspect that can sometimes get lost in all the busy-ness of ministry is contact work.  Contact work is a foundation element and vital part of your ministry. Whether you are a student minister, family minister, online minister or any other kind of minister, there is always an element of contact work that should be happening. But this is not just for you to do, it is extremely important for volunteer leaders to be doing it as well.

contact workWhether it is showing up predictably, unexpectedly or consistently, this foundational point of your ministry can be the perfect way to help grow your ministry. See how in this conversation with Cory Sullivan as we discuss the value of contact work and how you can help make it a huge part of your and your volunteer leaders ministry.


  • What do you do for contact work and how do you motivate and inspire volunteers to be doing it as well? Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick to share. 
  • As always, Cory is a great resource and you can find him blogging here.  You can also follow him on Twitter here. He’s a great resource so hit him up and pick his brain.
  • If you want Cory’s Fall Checklist Resource that we talked about in the podcast you can download it here for FREE.
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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 YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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