So, this week we’ve chatted about a number of volunteer topics: Assessing our volunteer culture Recruiting new volunteers through expos and cold calls Providing an orientation process for new volunteers Training volunteers...Read More
Author: Sara Conley
A couple years ago, Kenny and I and our colleagues experimented with training volunteers. We did a big expo and recruited nearly 100 new workers in January. At the end of February, we held a seminar-style training on Saturday...Read More
One day I called to check on a volunteer. He’d agreed to volunteer, but according to the ministry director, he’d never showed up. Our call went something like this: Me: “Hi. Can I speak to Mr. Jones?”...Read More
Cold calls. Do those two words make the blood run cold in your veins? Don’t be scared! After all, you wrangle large classrooms of energetic children week after week. If you can do that, you can take on the challenge of a...Read More
What kind of culture does your ministry have? Did you create that culture on purpose? Did you get there by accident? Did you get there by poor decisions? The Bible talks often of the church being a body. Have you ever considered...Read More
In the summer of 1998, I’d been dating Kenny for nearly a year. He convinced me to work at a kid’s day camp with him in Germantown, Maryland all summer. We had a little drill there that has served me well as a life...Read More
Here is “part two” of the blog post from yesterday. 5. BE ORGANIZED. Think through the details of your event and plan accordingly. We recruited for three ministries at our recent expo. Each ministry was assigned a...Read More
Hi Friends! My sweet hubby Kenny invited me to chat with you about a subject I love dearly â€“ volunteer recruiting. My, oh my. Childrenâ€™s ministry is a hungry beast when it comes to volunteer recruiting huh? Ever feel like...Read More
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