Category: Volunteer Culture

15 Easy Ways to Highlight Volunteer Opportunities

“How do I let our church know about opportunities to serve?” It’s a question that I hear often, in one form or another. Whether it’s from one of our campuses or from a church leader...

Rewind: Square Pegs and Round Holes

I’m enjoying some downtime with my family this week, so we’re heading to the archives to pull up some of the earliest content from the blog. This post originally appeared in August 2008.   Life...

Rewind: Dance With The One Who Brung Ya

I’m enjoying some downtime with my family this week, so we’re heading to the archives to pull up some of the earliest content from the blog. This post originally appeared in August 2008.   There’s...

Q&A: Should I Mandate Serving Limits for My Volunteers?

Today’s question comes from our 2017 Blog Survey.    Q: Let’s talk about serving limits. How long do you ask people to serve? Do you give them breaks, and if so, how do you manage those?...

Hand ’em a Hammer

This week our church is moving into a brand-new building in anticipation of a campus move in just a few weeks. It’s the first from-the-ground-up project we’ve undertaken since 1962, so you could say that...

Flashback Friday: Hospitality Can’t Take a Vacation

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   We’re barely ankle deep into the summer season around these parts. The...

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...

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