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Responding to Injuries at Church
What to do when employees or volunteers get hurt.
A volunteer trips while playing with second-graders in the kids ministry. Are there times when churches blur the lines between a volunteer and an employee?
5 Free Articles for Child Abuse Prevention Month
How your church can take steps toward awareness and prevention.
It can be difficult to find all the volunteers your church needs—and when you enforce background checks and training, your volunteer pool may decrease even more.
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expected. Further, I underestimated the transition from volunteer leader to staff leader. I was used to having my closest friends and allies right in my ministry.
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
much. It wasn't that they felt unappreciated in their volunteer roles, but rather that they didn't feel there was a “place” for them in the church in general.
Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
I've lived my life trying to be faithful to my calling in different seasons: campus minister, seminary student, volunteer chaplain, small-group director, community engagement coordinator
Growing Your Church's Volunteer Base
Principles for introducing more people to the joy of service.
Growing Your Church's Volunteer Base. Principles base. Most churches can't increase their paid staff, but they can almost always increase their volunteer base.
5 Digital Tools for Managing Church Volunteers
Some handy electronic resources with the potential to revolutionize your volunteer management.
Some handy electronic resources with the potential to revolutionize your volunteer management. From recruiting to scheduling, a lot goes into volunteer management.
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
women in ministry. This week in church, my pastor read from Exodus 17 and asked a volunteer to come on stage to portray Moses in the passage. He was
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
In other words, he is teacher, public speaker, counselor, children's story teller, youth leader, HR director, master of ceremonies, facilities coordinator, volunteer coordinator, mission trip
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
to the best.”. Whether you lead from a staff position or as a volunteer, we all have a defined role with responsibilities that are our primary focus. I serve
How To Work With People Who Aren’t As Committed To The Church As You Are
Help them find a ministry that matches their current level of commitment and stretches them just a little bit beyond.
The Ministry Overlap. In the Venn diagram above, we see two critical factors symbolized by the two circles. On the left, the mission of the church – on the right, the passion of a volunteer.
The Tenacity of Women Leaders
Being a woman leader is hard, yet so many of you courageously live out your calling—and I’m thankful.
They care for children, volunteer at schools, and lead worship. For starters, nearly all of you minister on a volunteer basis—even if your title is minister or pastor.
How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
For many years, we met off-site during lunch because one or more of the volunteer staff had a punch-the-clock job several miles from the church, so the rest of us went where they were.