Why It's Important To Equip Volunteers

Why It’s Important To Equip Volunteers

You have volunteers, but somehow they never seem to accomplish much. Before you place the blame on them, consider how you equip volunteers before they start a project. It’s a step that’s easy to overlook. You know they already know God’s word, but are they properly equipped to share it? From better understanding their duties to having the right tools, it’s vital to equip your church volunteers before they do anything else. Keep Volunteers From Leaving If volunteers aren’t properly equipped, they might feel frustrated and underappreciated. While this isn’t the only reason volunteers leave, it is one that’s easy …

How To Move Volunteers On Happily

How To Move Volunteers On Happily

Your volunteers play an essential role in keeping your church running and growing, but sometimes their skills are needed in different areas. Volunteers might not realize they’ve reached their full potential in one area or how much help they’d be working on another project. While this might seem like a tricky situation, it’s easier than you might think to move volunteers on happily. In fact, they may even enjoy volunteering even more as a result. Explain Their Value To The New Opportunity Simply assigning a volunteer to a new area without any real explanation might feel more like a punishment …

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

Churches often look forward to major holidays since they’re great times for new visitors. However, there is a noticeable downside. Your current members aren’t nearly as engaged as they usually are. In fact, they’re typically busier than ever rushing around to prepare for the holiday. While you can’t always make them slow down, there are ways to help boost attendance and volunteers during the holiday seasons. Combine Activities Up to 69% of people feel they have no time available during the holidays and it’s stressful. Churches often need more volunteers than ever during the holidays. However, it’s important to remember …

The Importance Of Empowering The Right People

The Importance Of Empowering The Right People

Empowering the right people is one of the ways that most businesses and non-profits grow. After all, a single person can’t possibly do it all. Great leaders know it’s important to not just lead but to encourage others to lead as well. This is especially important for churches. When the right people feel motivated and encouraged, there’s no limit to how much they can accomplish. It all starts with inspiring them to reach their full potential. Accomplish More Through Delegation We’ve already discussed why leading as a micromanager is a mistake. Not only do you burn out quickly, but you …

Learn How To Say No Nicely

Learn How To Say No Nicely

By nature, church leaders are people pleasers. This is part of what helps build a happy church family. However, both church leaders and members have to say no sometimes. The only problem is you don’t want to anyone’s feelings or turn anyone away. Learning how to say no nicely makes it a little easier. You still say no, but there’s less chance of anyone getting hurt or upset. Why You Have To Say No God wants Christians to help others, but at no point did He want you to give until you make yourself sick. And yes, that’s exactly what …

When Volunteers Have Had Enough

When Volunteers Have Had Enough

Churches can’t survive without volunteers. With few paid staff, church volunteers take on a wide variety of important tasks. However, you can push volunteers too far. When they’ve had enough, they stop volunteering completely, leaving the church high and dry. It’s important to keep your volunteers happy and motivated. Without them, it’s impossible to run the church, keep the church growing and run ministry programs. Most Programs And Groups Stop When you push volunteers to the point where they’ve had enough, they step away from their tasks. Stop and think about all the different programs and ministry groups that are …

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

Does it always seem like only a small portion of your church members ever participate in anything? It’s a common problem, but it’s actually not as hard as you might think to mobilize your people. Whether you’re trying to mobilize them to be more active in the church, volunteer or even go on missions, one thing remains the same – you have to spark passion in them. It’s all about engaging members in a way that makes them desire to be an active member, grow in their faith and even reach out to the unchurched around them. 1. Give Them …

Don’t Do This To Your Volunteers Because They Won’t Stay

Don’t Do This To Your Volunteers Because They Won’t Stay

Does your church have problems keeping volunteers? Maybe you have plenty of members eager to volunteer, but for some reason, they don’t stay long. The problem could be because they don’t feel appreciated. Volunteers are freely giving their valuable time and while they don’t expect monetary gain, they want to feel like the church appreciates their time. Before another volunteer walks away, find out what not to do. You’ll be amazed at how many dedicated volunteers you’ll have by avoiding these common mistakes. Focusing Only On The Mistakes The church is supposed to be a positive, uplifting environment. Volunteers give …

6 Tips For Creating A Volunteer Vision For Your Church

Recruiting and keeping volunteers is crucial to running a church. One of the best ways to do this is to create a clear volunteer vision. This vision is what shows volunteers the purpose of volunteering and what the church hopes to accomplish. It also provides values to live up to. It takes time to create the right type of vision. Think of this as part of your church culture. 1. Create A Clear Purpose No volunteer vision is complete with a clear purpose. Is volunteering about bringing together the community? Helping a set number of people? Are you trying to …

How To Motivate Attendees Into Volunteering

How often do you struggle with getting volunteers for various projects in your church? Despite having ample members, no one seems to want to help out. This doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Instead, you have to learn how to motivate attendees into volunteering. Believe it or not, most attendees want to be involved in some way. All it takes is a few simple tweaks to appealing to volunteers to boost your numbers and create effective teams for your church projects and events. Have Volunteer Periods Your attendees already have busy schedules, so they are naturally hesitant …