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Article Archive for March 2010

Recruiting Volunteers Requires Earnest Prayer
March 9, 2010 – 4:01 am | Comments Off

Jesus taught us the single most step in recruiting volunteers to minister to those in need:

7 Steps to Better Volunteer Recruiting
March 8, 2010 – 4:40 am | Comments Off

I am routinely asked how to recruit new volunteers. Each time, I ask how they have been doing so far and I get varied responses, including “we ask the same people until they say ‘yes’” and “we don’t have a volunteer recruiting strategy”. Recruiting volunteers takes time, focus, and effort. Here are my top 7 steps to help make recruiting volunteers a little less painful.

‘More’ Jeremy Scheller
March 3, 2010 – 4:07 am | Comments Off

Jeremy Scheller writes in his blog post titled The Paradox of More:

More sounds better.
More resources.
More stuff.
More beautiful.
More productive.
More is the standard I have set for myself.
More outputs.
More accomplishments.
More pats on the back.
More results.
More …

Leadership Isn’t a Staff Position
March 2, 2010 – 4:52 am | Comments Off

Too often I read blog posts and books that assume church leaders are staff members. This just isn’t the case.

Volunteer Training Is More Than a Classroom
March 1, 2010 – 4:22 am | Comments Off

Volunteer training has been a hot topic recently. Many churches and non-profits are focused on how they can get their volunteers trained to do the same exact thing every time.While many leaders think this is the key to leading, they are missing the point of what they are called to do.