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 …

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 …

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 …