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Middle School Ministry

October 2003–September 2004

Leadership

  1. Recruit a male coach.
  2. Recruit worship leader.
  3. Expand coach’s role and training.
  4. Recruitment strategy:
    • "The Hook, Line, and Sinker": Capture Mechanism. Under 2 hours. Vision and strategy cast. "This is who we are, and we’d love to have you join us!"
    • "Cat Herding 101": 3 to 4 weeks of Youth Ministry 101 for those who have bitten the hook. More in-depth than The Hook. "You want to join us; here are the essentials of youth ministry."
    • "Middle School Community": Ongoing. Spiritual life and community as well as equipping and developing. Once every 6 weeks. A middle school version of Leadership Community.
  5. Expand adult leader numbers.

    Current numbers:

    Male: 12
    Female: 9

    Current Total: 21
    Projected numbers:

  6. Male: 16
    Female: 14

    Projected gain: 9
    Projected total: 30

  7. Equip middle school E-Leaders.
    Equip for future goals, not defaulting to present needs.
  8. Tech leader identified and trained.
    Student team of techies.

Evangelism

  1. Hit 150 mark on Sunday a.m.

  2. April/May average: 130.

  3. Minister of fun—activities coordinator:
    2 large-scale outreach events.
    3 medium-scale events.
    Ongoing small events.

  4. Greet-team leader, strategy, and team solidified.
    Calls, e-mails, or cards to each first-time visitor.

Small Groups

  1. Recruit small-group leaders.
    Current small-group leaders.
    Male: 8
    Female: 6
    Current Total: 14
    Projected small-group leaders.
    Male: 10
    Female: 8
    Projected gain: 4
    Projected total: 18

  2. Small groups average 50 percent of Sunday a.m. total.

  3. Shepherding with regularity.
    Postcards, e-mails, or calls by small-group leaders every other week.
    Meet outside of church once every 6 weeks.

  4. New believers class.
    Measure evangelism success by numbers through class.

Communication

  1. Student ministry Web site.

  2. E-mail database of students.
    (10/03: Semi-operational and growing.)

Retreats

  1. Small groups cabin retreat. Goal: community, depth.
  2. Leaders fall and spring retreat. Goal: alignment, community, encouragement.
  3. Dare 2 Share. Goal: Evangelism training.
  4. Summer camp. Goal: Community, depth, outreach.

—Dan M. Reiland, D.Min., Lawrenceville, Georgia

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