March 30, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

Leaders and volunteers often struggle to find the time to connect with God while tackling work, family, and their volunteer service. I understand, as I’ve struggled with this from time-to-time as well. Let’s understand what true fellowship with God looks like and how we can focus our time to develop this fellowship.

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Does Your Church Staff Volunteer?
March 29, 2010 – 4:13 am | Comments Off

Rindy Walton asks a great question of all staff: do you volunteer as you expect those in your church to volunteer? Where is the line for church staff to give extra time to their local …

“How Are You?”
March 24, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

“How are you?” We ask everyone when we first meet them. Do we really care?

Most of us don’t. We use it blindly as an alternative to ‘Hi.”

Before we’ve had a chance to finish the words, we are onto the next thought.

Discipleship Is a Model, Not a Method
March 23, 2010 – 4:56 am | Comments Off

Jesus modeled discipleship for us. As He modeled it, He didn’t create a program for everyone to follow. He didn’t create a system with 10 steps and a graduation. Instead, He demonstrated a model.
He …

Frustrated? It Is Probably Your Fault
March 22, 2010 – 4:39 am | Comments Off

I sometimes talk with staff and leaders that are frustrated with their current situation. Their church membership isn’t giving enough of their time volunteering. Their church isn’t giving enough (or at all) back to the church in tithes and offerings. Where does the fault lie when your church isn’t doing what you expect them to do? Most likely it is your fault.

Recruiting Volunteers Should Be Difficult
March 17, 2010 – 4:32 am | Comments Off

Do you struggle with getting reliable, skilled help when recruiting your volunteers? Part of the problem may be you aren’t making the recruiting process difficult enough. Or, you may be making it more difficult than it needs to be.

Recruit Volunteers Differently
March 16, 2010 – 4:08 am | Comments Off

re you having a difficult time recruiting volunteers? Perhaps you need to try recruiting volunteers in a different way.

5 Signs You Are Recruiting The Wrong Volunteers
March 15, 2010 – 4:57 am | Comments Off

Last week, we talked about the different ways to recruit volunteers for your team. Sometimes the best way to determine if someone is a good fit for your team is to determine who may be the wrong kind of volunteer. Let’s look a few signs that indicate a volunteer is the wrong fit for your team.

Recruiting Volunteers Within The Harvest Of The Crowd
March 10, 2010 – 4:07 am | Comments Off

Many of us assume that everyone will want to join our volunteer team. Why not? We are doing awesome things in our [insert your team name here]! It doesn’t work this way.
The problem is that …

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.

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