How to Activate and Motivate Ministry Volunteers This Season

How to Activate and Motivate Ministry Volunteers This Season

(Cue the music) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Everywhere you go. Take a look at the 8 and 10 Vacancies once again. With not enough help and too many kids, oh no! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And volunteers, you need more. ’Cause the scariest sight to see are the rosters that will be Empty and forlorn. It’s Christmas, and you need more. More time, more supplies, more space and more ministry volunteers. As exciting and rewarding as Christmas is, for those of us in... Read More
Four Strategies For Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall

Four Strategies For Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall

The fall season is upon us and you’ve got big plans. Your calendar is booked with parent connection events, baby dedications, baptism celebrations, and holiday parties. The last quarter of the year is commonly referred to as a strategic growth season, and while you’re excited and ready to implement your growth initiatives, in the back of your mind one question plays on repeat, “Do you have enough volunteers to make it all happen?” Building a robust team that can move your ministry forward is... Read More
The Person is the Priority

The Person is the Priority

The weekend is always coming, whether it’s Monday, Friday or noon on Saturday, you feel the unrelenting pressure of needing to execute every seven days. There are volunteers to schedule, programming to fine tune and Goldfish to purchase. In addition, you most likely wear other hats as well. Maybe you oversee social media, special events or staff communication in addition to your normal responsibilities. Because of the complexity that exists within family ministry, those that lead it tend to... Read More
Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

Are You Becoming the Leader Your Team Needs?

For many of us in ministry, summer is a welcome break, a time to take a breath, shore up standards, and try new things. Programming is a little less rigid, and that’s a good thing because volunteers tend to be sparse this time of year. Summer is also a great time to evaluate your current leadership development model and see where your ministry is coming up short. If you want fall to be a strategic season of growth, you’re going to need a plan to RAISE up additional leaders to help you manage... Read More
Manage Your Time for Maximum Impact in 2018

Manage Your Time for Maximum Impact in 2018

“Mom, where’s my pink ballet tights and my new black leotard? I need to pack them in my dance bag.” “Honey, have you picked up the food for small group? Remember, we’re hosting at our house this week.” “Mom, my girlfriend sprained her ankle. I feel bad she has to ride the bus with crutches. Could you pick us both up from the car rider line for the next two weeks?” “Hey Jess, I’m experiencing tension with a few volunteers. What advice would you offer?” “Mrs. Bealer, as the community service... Read More