This Winter’s BEST Volunteer Conference!

This Winter’s BEST Volunteer Conference!

It’s Time! It’s Time! Do you guys know that we have a winter volunteer conference? Yep, it’s for real. It’s called Live to Serve, and it launches this month. Surprised? Let me explain for a second. If you and I have spent any time together, you already know that I am passionate about volunteers—your volunteers. I want each one of them to be convinced that their role is significant and their mission compelling enough to give their very best effort. I want them to know that they have so much to... Read More
Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

  A few weeks ago I sat in on staff meeting with the kids ministry team from my church, Cross Point in Nashville, Tenn. This is an amazing team. They lead kids ministries at six different campuses all over the greater Nashville area. But, they come together each week to meet as one team, one church body. There are so many things I would love to share from our meeting, but I would have to write a book, not a blog post. One of the ladies threw out the question, “How do our volunteers know we... Read More
The Volunteer Party Of The Year!

The Volunteer Party Of The Year!

by Amy Fenton I had coffee a few days ago with some awesome kids ministry leaders. They are at a new church that is growing and thriving. So exciting! As we talked, their love for their church was evident. They had a passion and excitement for this new path God has put them on, and joy was oozing out of them. As I begin to ask questions about their ministry structure and environment, they were saying all the right things, until we started talking volunteers. Suddenly their countenance changed.... Read More
Inspire, Celebrate And Empower Your Volunteers

Inspire, Celebrate And Empower Your Volunteers

Volunteers. The incredible people who have signed up to do the unexpected. The not normal thing. They are just crazy enough to help someone else—for free! They serve tirelessly each week to make your ministry great. So why not invest in them? Join us for LIVE TO SERVE this winter to let your volunteers know how important they really are. This event is designed specifically for preschool and children’s ministry volunteers, and will help them see how amazing it is to be so “Not Normal.” This... Read More
Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

by Amy Fenton I am going to tell you something that may make you feel a little better today, maybe help you realize that you are not alone in this crazy journey called Kids Ministry. Are you ready? You are NOT the only one who needs more volunteers. Whew. I am glad we got that out in the open. You are not the only one. I think the number one question I get as I meet with leaders is, “How do I get more volunteers?” So, if you are reading this right now and thinking about that two-year-old room... Read More