Keeping Volunteers

Crash Courses in Youth Ministry


Maintaining relationships with existing volunteers is an underappreciated aspect of youth ministry. Consistency in a volunteer base creates greater opportunities for meaningful spiritual growth with young people. Learn how to support the life cycle of a volunteer, establish ways to help volunteers evaluate their effectiveness, recognize the needs for training, and create effective means to show your appreciation for their generosity.

Rev. Jeremy Steele is currently Associate Pastor at Los Altos UMC in Los Altos, CA where he oversees the age-level ministries and the online campus. Steele has spent more than 20 years working in youth and children’s ministry, training children and youth workers, as well as writing and speaking extensively in that field. His most recent book is All the Best Questions, a prayer book that gives just about anyone the words they need to express their hearts to God. A complete list of Steele’s work can be found at his website,