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13 Dec Leadership, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Don’t hire a ministry. Within weeks of being hired at my first full-time ministry I realized I had a problem. It was a problem volunteer. He ran the sound and lighting for all our events. He was good at his job and half of the equipment was his, but he had to go. It’s hard […]

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4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

I’ve got to admit I was disappointed when I read an article the other day intended for youth workers dealing with teens that have bad attitudes. When the writer questioned, “Have you ever dealt with a teenager that has had an attitude before?” I was puzzled. Who hasn’t dealt with a challenging teen before in […]

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23 Aug Student Ministry, Volunteers | Comments Off on Who else needs another volunteer?

Who else needs another volunteer?

Who else needs another volunteer?

Stop! Don’t just plug-in anyone. Our students are back in school and we’re ready to launch another ministry year – this can only mean one thing: we need more volunteers and we’re getting desperate. With the clock ticking, we will be tempted to invite people into our ministries who simply aren’t ready to lead or […]

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Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Volunteers are the engine of all our ministries. There are obvious practical reasons for this since there is just no way we are getting everything done without having others around us share the work. It also has biblical roots since Ephesians 4 tells us that we have been appointed as leaders to equip the church […]

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5 more ways to improve a volunteer meeting

5 more ways to improve a volunteer meeting

Editor’s Note: Last week, we took a look at 5 ways to improve volunteer meetings with Meredith Dahl from Cross Connection Ministries in New Holland, PA. If you haven’t already read that post, go take a look! We’re going to pick it up this week with 5 more ways to improve your volunteer meetings. 6.     […]

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5 ways to improve a volunteer meeting

5 ways to improve a volunteer meeting

As I looked around at a volunteer staff meeting three years ago, I stopped talking, completely discouraged. Less than half of our volunteers were present. Several looked painfully bored. Three had come in late and one was packing up getting ready to leave early. I couldn’t seem to keep a good attendance from the volunteers […]

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