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
Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Volunteer Recruitment

Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Volunteer Recruitment

“Hey there, I’m no photographer, but I can sure picture you as a part of our volunteer team.” Okay, so that line may not win you any volunteers. But the truth is that we all need more volunteers, and there’s something people need to hear from you to invite them on board. So, how do you craft your message to cut through all the white noise? Let’s discover how to avoid some of the pitfalls of recruitment. I’ve got some good news and some bad news . . . The bad news first:... 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
Stop Apologizing

Stop Apologizing

by Carey Nieuwhof If you’re a typical church leader (and I’m sure you’re not; you’re an exceptional church leader), you probably feel a twinge of guilt every time you recruit someone into your area to serve. After all, these people work forty (or more) hours a week and you’re asking them to give away extra time for free. Sometimes we drift into apologizing for inviting people to serve. We tell them it won’t require much. It’s just for a season.... Read More