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Your Youth Ministry Christmas Wish List

Action steps:

1.  Gather 3-5 key students and adult volunteers

2.  Dream big on what your youth ministry needs.  Make sure to have fun.  Think like this is your wedding registry or Christmas list.  You will be surprise what families are willing to give their youth ministry department

3.  Compile all parent and church members email address

4.  Email your youth ministry wishlist

5.  Don’t be afraid to say no to stuff you will not need.  This is NOT an opportunity for families to give you their junk away

6.   Make sure to give tax deductible receipts and thank you notes (explaining how their stuff helped the youth ministry) to those families who donated


What items am I forgetting?

What specific items does every student ministry need?

How do you get stuff for your youth ministry for free?

This article originally appeared here.

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Jeremy Zach easily gets dissatisfied with status quo. He reeks with passion and boredom is not in his vocabulary. He becomes wide awake when connecting with student pastors, thinking and writing about student ministry, experimenting with online technology, and working out. He is married to Mikaela and has two calico cats, Stella and Laguna. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia and is a XP3 Orange Specialist for Orange—a division of the REthink Group. Zach holds a Communication degree from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.