Smells Like Teen Spirit

Wendy Douglas —  August 24, 2010

Teens have an energy that is contagious and so often are overlooked as a volunteer resource in children’s ministry.

Reggie Joiner, in his book Think Orange, states that

Engaging a teenager in ministry is the best way to ensure a dynamic faith in God (that’s wonder), a personal identity in Christ (that’s discovery), and a responsive heart towards others (that’s passion).

Teens are looking for a place to serve and children’s ministry is a great way for them to get involved. Here are just a few potential service areas to consider:

  • Worship Team
  • Drama Team
  • Technical Team
  • Design Team
  • First Impressions Team

How are teens serving in your children’s ministry?  What benefits are you seeing both for the teens and the children?

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at