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When Volunteers Drive for Your Church
Tips for handling this critical area of risk-management.
Jr. To help churches better understand some of the issues involved with volunteer drivers, ManagingYourChurch. com talked to Frank Sommerville. He
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?
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
the rocky coast of New England. That is where I met Mark, a young father and volunteer for our youth program. Mark entered my confused world amidst
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.
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.
5 Digital Tools for Managing Church Volunteers
Some handy electronic resources with the potential to revolutionize your volunteer management.
5 Digital Tools for Managing Church Volunteers. Some handy electronic resources with the potential to revolutionize your volunteer management. Alexandria Kuo.
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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.
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.
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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
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
For example, when a supervisor sends a PowerPoint presentation to the tech volunteer at the last minute, instead of bottling up frustration and annoyance, he might say, “I noticed that
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Notice, those blanks could be filled with myriad activities (eg, “work,” “parent,” “sing,” “volunteer”), including “play sports.” Sports are not a strange cultural manifestation for which there is