Let me start by asking you a simple question: Is there anything you can do at your church without the help and support of volunteers? I’d venture to say that if you really sat down and thought about it, your answer would probably be a resounding, “No!” That’s because volunteers are essential to the success…

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Let’s be honest. Sunday morning is impossible without volunteers. None of us have the budget to hire staff positions for everything. And if we did, we would still want people to experience the joy of serving. It’s difficult, however, to find great servant leaders. Most of the time we’re not even sure where to start.…

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When volunteers are recruited, trained and released into ministry, there is a risk that they will still start to pull in different directions. Without someone to champion volunteer connections, volunteers can quickly become discouraged with their progress and confused about their specific roles and responsibilities. My friend Tim Stevens used to always say, “Unless it’s…

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