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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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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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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“I’m convinced that the influence a church has on its community will be determined in large part not by the personality of the pastor, the size of its building, or how long the ministry has worked in the community. It will be determined, instead, by the percentage of involvement in the ministry of each member.…

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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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Listen to these words from Wayne Corderio, Pastor of New Hope Church and author of Doing Church as a Team. “I’m convinced that the influence of a church has on its community will be determined in large part not by the personality of the pastor, the size of its building or how long the ministry…

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Does your church depend on volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministry?  Wayne Corderio said this (and it’s really, really powerful): I’m convinced that the influence of a church has on its community will be determined in large part not by the personality of the pastor, the size of its building or how long…

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In the process of writing Volunteer Rocket, I talked to seven churches who were doing a great job gaining, training and retaining volunteers.  Here’s a profile of Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. What does Frazer do better than most?  While people can get plugged in throughout the year, Frazer uses an annual campaign…

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In the process of writing Volunteer Rocket, I talked to seven churches who were doing a great job gaining, training and retaining volunteers.  Here’s a profile of North Point Community Church, with five churches across the metro-Atlanta area. What North Point Church Does Better Than Most:  They have effective systems and processes in place to…

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