4 Key Elements to a Great Volunteer Celebration

4 Key Elements to a Great Volunteer Celebration

It’s a wonderful time of the year to celebrate your volunteers! I love Christmas. I love the lights, the tree, the gifts and most of all the time with friends and family celebrating the beautiful gift of Jesus. This is the perfect opportunity to take a moment to say a big “thank you” to the volunteers that serve so faithfully in your ministry. For many, Christmas is the half-way point. Some signed up at the beginning of the school year, (maybe thinking they wouldn’t make it this far). Other... Read More
How to Coordinate a Community Service Day for Your Ministry Team

How to Coordinate a Community Service Day for Your Ministry Team

Love sacrificially serves. And if you are reading this, you most likely agree. Jesus essentially delivers that statement to the disciples, but they have no idea what they are in for. “Here is my command. Love each other, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command,” (John 15:12-14, NIRV). Thousands of years later, we have the honor, privilege and choice to serve through sacrifice as well. In most... Read More
The Benefits of Team Service

The Benefits of Team Service

– Chelsea had no idea why the stream of tears flowed down Alex’s face. He seemed like the most put together man. But this day, Alex lost it. I mean, all she did was accidentally empty the shovel of dirt on his boots. But they are all the better for it. – Baxter’s day was one of the best he could remember, until he really met Philip. Sure, he had met Philip several times, but this time Baxter would never forget. One high-five took coworkers and turned them into besties. Discovery is all around... 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
Leading When Leadership Stops Leading Well

Leading When Leadership Stops Leading Well

The season was a challenging one for the church known for its innovative ideas and laid-back, “nobody’s perfect and everybody’s welcome” approach to sharing the gospel. Attendance was on the decline, and ideas to engage the congregation which looked solid on white boards were floundering in real life. Senior leadership grew distant from the rest of the staff, and concerns mounted when it was announced that the church was going in a “new direction” that seemed counter to its original vision.... Read More