Youth Worker Evaluation

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Youth Worker – Ministry Evaluation

The following is a three part evaluation of the Director of Student Ministry

  • Ministry to all students (un-churched, un-plugged, plugged-in, and student leaders).
  • Recruitment and equipping of adult volunteer leaders
  • Ministry to the church family
    • Parents
    • All-church ministry


Section I:  Ministry to all students (un-churched, unplugged, plugged-in, and student leaders)


Ministry to un-churched students

Develop ministry to present the message of Christ to un-churched teens

  1. What are you doing to reach un-churched teens?
  2. How are you accomplishing the goal of reaching out?
  3. How are you following up with new believers or those that you reached out to?
  4. How are you able to plug these kids into “spiritual growth” programs or events?
  5. How many students have accepted Christ and become a part of our student ministry?

Build and maintain relationships with kids, both churched and un-churched

  1. How much one-on-one time do you spend each week with kids?
  2. What have you done to contact un-churched kids?
  3. How did you maintain the relationship?
  4. How often do you meet kids on “their turf?”  (on campus, sports events, places in the community)
  5. Give examples of some fruit you are seeing from this effort.


Ministry to unplugged students

Plan programs, activities and events that seek to “plug in” students who attend events but are not showing any signs of spiritual awareness and growth

  1. How many students in the group would you label unplugged?
  2. What adults do you have praying and seeking to build a relationship with these students?
  3. What events or programs do you have that would attract these students?
  4. How many students in this past year that were “unplugged” have become plugged-in?  Who are they?


Ministry to plugged-in students

Plan spiritual growth programs, activities and events that include opportunities for kids to worship, fellowship with each other, learn Biblical truths and apply them to their lives (spiritual growth)

  1. What are examples of programs, activities or events that you are leading to help kids grow spiritually? What were some of the elements of these programs?
  2. How are kids responding? Give an example of the spiritual growth you’ve observed.
  3. How are these programs different from the outreach programs?
  4. How is our youth ministry different because of these opportunities/endeavors?

Ministry to student leaders

Plan programs, activities or events, developing students who want to reach out and serve others, impacting them with the love of Christ (student leadership)

  1. Specifically, what are you doing to develop student leaders?
  2. How are you helping students reach out to others?
  3. How are you helping kids find their spiritual gifts and use them?
  4. 4. What are you doing to launch a student leadership team?


Section II:  Recruitment and equipping of adult volunteer leaders

General youth staff

  1. Who have you recruited in the last six months to join your youth ministry team?
  2. What are their responsibilities?
  3. What are your specific recruiting needs at this moment?
  4. Who have you lost in the last year? Why?

Every student should know an adult who is praying, caring and investing in their lives

  1. Who are your small group leaders?
  2. How many of them have regular contact with students? Describe those times.
  3. What are you doing to encourage and support this important team?

Meet regularly with your volunteers and staff for encouragement, consistent training and equipping

  1. How often do you meet with your staff and volunteers? What do you do with this time?
  2. What are you doing to train and equip your staff and volunteers?
  3. What training opportunities do you plan on using in the future?

Section III:  Ministry to the church family

Clearly share your vision with parents so they understand the purpose of the youth ministry

  1. How have you shared your vision with parents?
  2. Have you hosted a “parent night” or “parent meeting” where you explained your ministry to parents and made yourself available for questions? How did it go?

Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular e-newsletters, annual parent meetings, etc.)

  1. What avenues of contact do you use to connect with parents? Which of these are most effective?

Become aware of the needs of the parents

  1. What were the biggest perceived needs you observed out of the parents of the kids you are working with?
  2. How are you helping them meet those needs?

Involve students in the ministry of the church as a whole, supporting and participating in the church’s vision, worship services, and activities

  1. How are you helping students get involved in the church as a whole, and not just the youth ministry?
  2. How many of your students attend our Sunday morning church services as well as our youth ministry events/activities?

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