Why take a deeper look at your volunteer processes and culture?

The challenges of volunteer coordination

Assuming you’re a church or ministry leader, let’s start with a rhetorical question: Do you ever have all the volunteers you need? We say “rhetorical” because, in over 70 years of working with local churches, we have never heard a yes to that one. 😉

Summer VBS, Sunday mornings, weekend retreats. Without adults to help plan, execute and just be with kids, the question can go from “How can we make this a truly faith-building experience?” to “Can we make this happen at all?” in a hurry. “Can we make this happen?” is a frustrating question to have to wrestle with time and time again.

When staffing is problematic, leaders are not the only ones who stand to become frustrated. Every church has experienced it at some point; the same volunteers seem to step up for every event because they can’t say no with a clear conscience. Even if they don’t say it, they eventually get burned out and maybe a bit resentful.

There are ways to effectively find, train and retain volunteer leaders who are happy to be there and who make your ministry a place where kids grow to love Jesus forever.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)



The benefits of refining Leader Volunteerism in your church

If you’re a leader and/or a volunteer leader coordinator, an upgrade to your systems and culture means fewer headaches for you, not to mention newfound time to spend on other aspects of your ministry. But everyone stands to benefit spiritually from a new approach — from the child eagerly anticipating a snack as she listens to the Bible story to the adult who realizes that by smiling and walking a new family to a classroom, he’s become the hands and feet of Jesus.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

This course will help you to ask thoughtful questions, have important conversations and develop concrete next steps to change — for the better — volunteer leader systems in your church. You’ll come away ready to gather a team of committed volunteers (the long-term, “all in” kind), who are plugged into an area where they’re using their gifts and talents.


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