I'm Aaron Helman and I'm on a mission to end the epidemic of youth worker burnout. I've spoken with dozens of former youth workers and noticed that they all had the same complaints. They struggled to lead volunteers, communicated poorly with parents, experienced friction with the church staff, and typically had trouble managing and maintaining a budget.
The cost of burnout in the American church is huge, and to keep it from happening, we need to equip a generation of youth workers with a skillset that many of them do not yet have.
As a career youth minister with a business degree, I felt like I was uniquely qualified to help with this problem. I started Smarter Youth Ministry in March 2012 to try to help youth workers with the frustrations that are most likely to kayo them from the ministry - leadership, finance management, staff struggles, and communication.