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Leadership Development: First Steps
October 21, 2007 – 6:29 pm | Comments Off

Now that you have learned about the staircase method of leadership development, and have seen examples of this in action, now it is time to start taking your first steps. We want to identify three …

Recruiting volunteers for the future
July 11, 2007 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

Have you ever thought about how many potential volunteers you could recruit tomorrow by investing some time on them today? One of the recurring patterns I have been seeing recently is the reactive nature of …

Keep Your Volunteers Interested
June 23, 2007 – 7:39 am | Comments Off

Would your volunteers say they are “Bored Now” and yawn?
I stumbled across some interesting volunteer statistics from a UK research firm:
Younger people aged 16-24, were more likely to be involved in informal volunteering than any …

Extending Your Ministry Through Networking
June 14, 2007 – 9:57 am | 2 Comments

In a recent podcast, a question was posed to the group about how to recruit volunteers for church ministries that require specific skills. While it can be difficult to locate volunteers with the specific skillset …

Podcast on Volunteer Management and Recruiting
June 14, 2007 – 9:09 am | One Comment

I was recently invited by Jason Powell to participate in the Church IT interactive podcast on the topic of volunteers within the IT ministry. While our discussion focused on church technology ministries, there was …

New eBook Available!
March 19, 2007 – 5:03 pm | 2 Comments

I’m excited to announce the first in a series of eBooks from Agile Ministry. Handle With Care will help you improve your church or ministry leadership by offering practical, easy-to-read chapters on a variety of …

Recruiting Through Messaging
March 15, 2007 – 9:05 pm | One Comment

Successfully recruiting volunteers requires spending the time to wordsmith your message for a flyer or face-to-face discussion. Here are some tips for making your recruiting message more effective:
Sell it With Words
Words are important! Don’t use …