Category: Volunteer Culture

20 Ways to Get More Volunteers

How can I get more volunteers? That’s among the top five questions I hear on a regular basis. Here are twenty quick ways to bring in new people (none of ’em involve putting on a...

Don’t Drop Your Training; Drip It.

“We just don’t have time to properly train our volunteers.” “I don’t know what they need to know.” “I told them where to stand and what to do. That’s enough, right?” “Nobody ever shows up,...

Put The “Event” Back In Your Training Event

Training is a part of life. We submit ourselves to it for our paid jobs, for our volunteer roles, and as we seek to pick up new skill sets (birth classes, anyone?). But if we’re honest, the...

Less Hoarding. More Sending.

As leaders, we have to reject the idea of promoting one ministry over another. I’ve been a part of plenty of churches where staff members would (gasp!) steal people from someone else’s ministry. I’m ashamed to...

Flashback Friday: When Culture Is Broken

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Whether you manage a store or minister at a church, sometimes you...

Announcing the 2017 One-Day Workshops

In just three months, we’re bringing back our One-Day Workshops. During last year’s debut, nearly 100 leaders from 40+ churches took part in these practical training events. The response was beyond what we could have...

Win Back Your One-Offs

If you’re in ministry, you’re likely still slowwwwly recovering from a busy Easter weekend. There’s a lot to do today: follow up with first time guests. Help with next steps on spiritual decisions. Raid the...

Can Your Volunteers Love Each Other Too Much?

Team unity is a beautiful thing. If you’ve been in a ministry setting for more than 90 seconds, you know that unity isn’t a commodity that’s easy to come by. Left to their own devices, volunteers often...

The Two Things You Must Do Before You Fire A Volunteer

We’ve all dealt with ’em: people who are simply a bad fit for a particular team. Maybe it’s because of a lack of training. Perhaps it’s a result of a loss of direction. It could...

Can Non-Members / Non-Believers Serve in the Church?

An earlier version of this post originally appeared on June 19, 2013. When it comes to the question of volunteers, I think we’d all agree that you can never have too many. For most of...

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