Volunteer Essentials

A strong volunteer program increases your church’s ability to have a greater impact, develop disciples, and build a leadership pipeline.

How to “fire” a church volunteer

One question I frequently receive when talking about recruiting and retaining church volunteers is what to do about a volunteer who isn’t working out.  In other words, how do I “fire” a volunteer?  This is obviously a delicate situation and needs to be handled with great care. This individual is donating his time and efforts; […]

Are you wasting your talent?

One of the cool things about my job is that I get to talk with leaders from a variety of churches.  In talking with a pastor last week, we got on the subject of high-performing members of his congregation.  These are folks with specialized skill-sets. Many of them either have their own business or are […]

3 Keys for Recruiting and Assigning Volunteers

Congratulations! You’ve decided what your ideal volunteer team looks like, identified what motivates them, and considered why folks may want to serve in your church (in case you missed it, here’s my previous post). The next step is to start recruiting and then connecting new volunteers to roles that combine their interests and energy with […]