It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
When you find yourself in a leadership role, whether in an organization, a small group, or a home, there is a certain temperature you have created in that environment. As godly leaders, we are not only responsible for setting the temperature; we are responsible for knowing how the temperature we have set is affecting those who have to live inside of it.
When you take the temperature, you are making sure that you have not done something detrimental to the people living in it. You are humbly acknowledging that the culture you have intentionally created is having its desired effect, which is moving people closer and closer to Jesus. And you are also acknowledging that you are not the ultimate authority, and that like any other human, you might have made a mistake and created an environment that is having unintended consequences.
If your volunteers feel valued by their church leadership, it will make immense growth and improvements happen in your church or nonprofit. However, if your volunteers don’t feel valued, your volunteer turnover rate will be high, and church growth is highly unlikely.
Here are a few ways you can value your volunteers, keep your volunteer turnover rate down, and encourage them to invite others in to serve alongside you and your church.
‘Twisted Cinema’, Clever Recreations of Iconic Movie Scenes Made Entirely From Balloons. (via @LaughingSquid) I’m not gonna sugarcoat this…I can make a pretty mean giraffe.