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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
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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.
Growing Your Church's Volunteer Base
Principles for introducing more people to the joy of service.
God is doing there?”. Telling a potential volunteer about my own weekly experience casts a positive vision of the children's ministry. Asking Fred for a
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
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
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.
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
Today I want to address church attenders, members and volunteers – specifically those who are looking for a healthy small church to attend, volunteer and worship in.
What to Do When Ministry Jobs Are Scarce
3 ways to protect yourself from unexpected unemployment.
When facing unemployment, stay active in your denomination or network's events and programs, serve on committees, and volunteer for extra service.
Called to Ministry? Start Here.
Five steps to become a healthy minister
Then start preparing for your calling by thinking much bigger than simply filling a specific job (paid or volunteer) in a church. Keep in mind that ministry is far more than a job or a role.
Did I Hear God Right?
Just because you feel like a failure doesn’t mean you weren’t called by God.
Other times he won't. While we can make the best of any opportunity, the decision to volunteer half-heartedly can have a negative impact on both us and others.
Is Having It All Worth Having?
Three practices that help me focus on what matters.
1. You do you. When my daughter's volleyball team was looking for a team mom, I asked her if I should volunteer. I work full-time and don't have space for this demanding volunteer role.
4 Ways to Multiply the Impact of Your VBS
Use this one-week event to ignite year-long discipleship.
Volunteer recruitment for next year's VBS starts with appreciating those who served this year. We try to let each volunteer know how vital they were to the success of our VBS program.
What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?
If you laugh at that question, you’re doing ministry wrong.
This was the expectation she placed on herself and on her volunteer leaders. “Yeah, I get it,” I replied. “But I don't think it's the best choice.” The smile faded from her face.
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
preferences. Some churches request adult baptism or expect a ten percent tithe. Others ask for weekly volunteer hours and some prohibit alcohol or gossip. And
Does Your Church Use Volunteers for Financial Tasks?
Four leaders weigh in on the makeup and selection of church financial teams.
Rather, suitable candidates are approached individually and invited to volunteer. Resumes are received for volunteer accounts payable and finance secretary support clerks.
A Closer Look at Church Internship and Residency Programs
Examining the statistics behind a growing ministry phenomenon.
Another quarter pursued additional schooling, 22 percent began “a significant volunteer role” at the sponsoring church, and some went on to become missionaries or plant their own
10 Best Practices to Help Volunteer Leaders Succeed
Time-tested tips for keeping and attracting good workers.
10 Best Practices to Help Volunteer Leaders Succeed. Time-tested tips for keeping and attracting good workers. Here are 10 keys for volunteer leader success: 1. Tell Them Why.