I like a busy though ministry. I like when kids come in and have a job; that’s why I don’t do everything. I leave things undone on purpose so kids will have something to do when they get to the church.
I believe in the economy of youth ministry. Youth Ministries are like small cities. When people are working and invested there is less crime, less blight, and less vandalism. Same is true for our ministries. More kids who serve weekly or monthly there are less complaints, less griping, less boredom, and more vision.
Here are some roles I have given out over the years plus a few I am still working on. By the way, nothing on this list is sacred or proprietary. If we can do it a student can do it, with a little training and mentoring.
Create Worship Slides
Poetry reading ( I have a kid who does this)
Pre-Rap your message (had a kid do this in another youth group. Would intro my message with a rap)
Share a testimony
Cafe (weekly serve snacks and refreshments)
Clean the room
Set up chairs
Lead the game
Sing A Song
Do A Dance
Do a Drama/Monologue
Play in the band
Run Your Social Media
Run The Sound Board
Small Group Leader
Run The Compter
Do An Illustration
Video Tape The Service
Make Movies/Skits For The Message or Fun
Follow Up Leader For New Guests
Mentor To Middle School Students
Disciple New Believers
Here are a few videos I created that may help
Feel free to add your idea below.