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Anyone in a youth pastor role eventually finds that they simply can’t do everything. There is too much on the plate of anyone involved in youth ministry to be able to personally spend time with every student in his or her ministry.
In this, your volunteers are the greatest asset you have. The relational volunteers you have spend more time and have a greater impact on your students than you do. The time that they spend with your students can be a great boon or a great hindrance if your volunteers are not on the same page with you.
Use your time to have the greatest impact possible; spend time training and investing into your volunteers. Plan regular lunches with volunteers and spend time talking through your ministry philosophy, tell them what you value as a ministry, and give them ideas to connect better with the students they have influence with. If possible, pick up the tab…your care goes a long way.