About five years ago I ventured into the world of training student interns. It has been fun, challenging, frustrating and engaging. It has also been a subject I have often been asked about by other youth pastors. I want to make the case for why every youth pastor should have two to four student interns. I'll share a couple of pros and a couple of tips to set you up for success!
In 2014 I learned how to screw up a youth outreach event. At the time everything seemed to be chugging along fine. We had a ton of volunteers, inflatables, mountains of food and most importantly, over 500 middle school students on our church's campus for a three day outreach event called "Stretch".