Tips For Structuring A Volunteer Team

Tips For Structuring A Volunteer Team

Volunteers! They are the lifeblood of ministry and without them programs, projects and church in general would come to a screeching halt very quickly. The significance of these individuals cannot be overstated because they don’t just serve the church—they are the church. And if they are healthy, the church will be healthy! As volunteers sign up to serve within our ministries, it falls to us as leaders to help them find the right place to plug in. How we structure our volunteer team is vitally... Read More
Surfing On Change

Surfing On Change

“Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being. See what I just did there? I saved you thousands of dollars on self-help books. If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier.” ― Amy Poehler, Yes Please I love this quote. But, have you ever tried surfing? It’s frustrating and difficult, because the waves never stay the same. And, without something solid to stand on, like a... Read More
Trusting Volunteers To Do What They Think Is Best

Trusting Volunteers To Do What They Think Is Best

It was the week of Easter, and things weren’t going well. Rain threatened to flood the tent that was being beaten by cold wind. Outside, staffers who normally would be working on fine details of programming were digging ditches and stacking sandbags in a desperate attempt to divert water. The long hours and difficult set-up had already taken their toll on normally strong leaders. A team of volunteers charged with building decor for the stage walked into the midst of the wet and weariness... Read More
Staff Your Culture

Staff Your Culture

by Gina McClain Have you ever watched a team of Kindergartners play soccer? It’s comical. Arguably the most disorganized sport on the planet. I remember my daughter’s first experience with soccer. Like a miniature version of the Women’s U.S. Soccer Team, these girls looked fierce in their matching jerseys and soccer socks with their ponytails swinging behind them. They meant business. Yet watching these young, Olympic hopefuls on the field was a far cry from the real U.S. team. There were no... Read More