72. 5 Tips for Great Appointments

72. 5 Tips for Great Appointments

Show notes

One of the best ways to dig in and really get to know a young person's story is simply have a one-on-one conversation. In YFC we call those appointments and in this episode we offer our top 5 tips for having great appointments.


  • 00:00... Intro
  • 00:45... Ideas from a previous episode
  • 01:25... Top 5 tips for a great appointment:
    • 01:35... 5. Focus on the young person and their needs
    • 02:08... 4. Ask good open-ended questions
    • 03:35... 3. Listen actively and listen with empathy
    • 04:56... 2. Don't assume
      • 2a. Don't assume you know what their needs are
      • 2b. Don't assume young people don't want or need appointments
    • 07:24... 1. Be comfortable sharing the Gospel through your story and pointing kids to Jesus
  • 08:05... BONUS TIP: Consider the location of your appointment
  • 09:07... The value of appointments
  • 09:53... Episode 75 announcement: Q&A episode
    • Submit your questions about youth ministry, relational ministry, engaging with students, leading your team, or being part of your team (see resources below)


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Brian Biedenbach

Brian Biedenbach

Brian is the Director of Leader Development for Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana. He is a 20 year youth ministry veteran who is passionate about developing leaders for greater Kingdom impact.

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