Category: Volunteer Ministries

10 Creative Ways to Refuel Volunteers

Appreciation goes a long way. It's like gas in the tank. Every time a volunteers serves, he/she is spending time and energy. They're burning fuel. It's your job as the leader to make sure you refuel your volunteers.  Easier said than done right? Every person recieves appreciation differently. Some people prefer a tangible gift and others respond better to a […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Recruiting

Let’s face it.  We all need volunteers.  If it weren’t for volunteers in our churches guests wouldn’t be greeted, kids wouldn’t be taught, and coffee wouldn’t be served. Overall, things wouldn’t get done. We really need volunteers.  Here’s the thing all leaders must keep in mind: People don’t volunteer because there is a need.  People volunteer because they want […]

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Let Your Volunteers Go

When I married Erin, one of our vows was, “Till death do us part.”  That’s great for your marriage, but bad for your volunteers. In ministry, we spend hours recruiting new volunteers, training those volunteers, and creating environments where those volunteers can use their spiritual gifts.  There’s a lot of time, energy, and resources poured […]

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4 Things You NEED to Know about Volunteers

When I began pastoring my first church in 2011, I had very little experience in leading a church.  Actually, I had none. However, I was excited!  I was excited about being able to minister to people. I was excited about being able to preach God’s Word. I had dreams. Dreams of changing the world. Dreams […]

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