In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to minister to volunteers during this season of ministry during Covid-19. Many volunteers may be experiencing a lack of community and some have sacrificed small group time to serve students. Having a check-in call, sending them a gift basket, or planning a game night just for the volunteers can go a long way.
Show Notes and Quotes:
This is an opportunity to get to know your volunteers better and connect further than you have before.
Take time to find out how you can pray for your volunteers, reach out to them, and take steps to continue building your relationship with them.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church for twenty years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About John Paul Basham
John Paul serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at Lifeway and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.
About Julie Plunk
Julie Plunk serves as an Event Coordinator for FUGE Camps with Lifeway Student Ministry. She has been involved in student camp ministry for 12 years, as well as volunteering in her local church. Julie has a passion for empowering and discipling young people, helping them to further the Kingdom of Christ throughout the world. She is married to Brady and has two children, Anderson and Lucy. Julie enjoys playing with her kids, date-night, running, and the Clemson Tigers. You can follow Julie on Instagram @jraeplunk.