3 Reasons Systems are Important for Your Church Ben Crawshaw Have you evaluated your systems lately? Even churches (should) have systems. It’s how to remove the stress of ministry while growing a church. In fact, there is great benefit to systems that you will experience right away: 1.  You don’t have to start with a blank…

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The only thing worse than a sparse auditorium on a summer Sunday morning is a sparse volunteer team at the same time. So how do you avoid a drain of summer volunteers ? Here are few ideas: Consolidate Positions Look around your ministries and see where you can consolidate positions so that fewer volunteers are…

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Volunteers, as a collective group, are one of the most valuable assets a church has. Not just because they ensure things get done – but because it helps members to connect Jesus’ will for us to serve with their own personal experiences. It instills values and provides opportunities to be the hands and feet, instead…

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A few months ago, I worked with a local church to help them overcome a specific problem.  This particular church had a leadership issue.  Specifically, they had a lot of people to do things but was having trouble turning volunteers into leaders.  They could get a lot of people to show up to a work…

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Genius is making the complicated simple, not making the simple complicated. Sometimes there are good practical answers right before our eyes to the issues we face. And one of the biggest issues pastors and church leaders face is how to gain, train, and retain more volunteers. In the April edition of Wired Magazine, the Cincinnati…

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If you have been in church work for very long at all then you have felt the need for more volunteers. You know who you are. You need more teachers to teach, more greeters to greet, and even more ushers to well, ush. …whatever that is. I have been around some really small churches with…

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Volunteers should be the MOST inspired people in your church. Sadly, many volunteers in the church are on the fence and on the verge of burnout. Volunteer positions that are unfilled, cause a select few to do double or triple duty.  This leads to burnout and the whole cycle is stuck on repeat. Why do…

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