Posts By Karen Kogler

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How to Find the Best Blogs for Volunteer Managers

Have you read any good blogs lately? Of course you have; you’re reading CTA’s blog right now! In this blog, and any others that you read, you’re getting a free, easily accessible method to grow your skills. You’re investing in yourself and your ministry. If reading blogs isn’t part of your normal routine yet, consider…

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Celebrate Volunteers All Year!

Of all organizations that celebrate volunteers, we in the Church have the most to celebrate! We celebrate all the time and talents of all God’s people as they are used in his service. So rather than an occasional or annual volunteer-appreciation event, let’s celebrate more often and more broadly. Here’s a simple way to do…

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Fewer Long-Term Volunteers?Positive Responses to a Challenging Trend

One year, my church was having difficulty recruiting Sunday school teachers. As a potential solution, we asked people for a commitment of only three months rather than a year. But one potential volunteer responded, “I don’t know. Three months is an awfully long commitment.” We’ve all seen it. It’s harder and harder to find volunteers…

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Are Outsiders Okay?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our church is hosting a big thank-you event…

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Serving Off-SiteAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our women’s ministry has a great group of…

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When It’s Hard to RecruitAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: We have started planning our VBS event for…

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Frustrated by FlakesAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our church is located close to a college….

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Visitation MinistryAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our pastor has a lot on his plate…

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Millennial DilemmaAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: In the past year, we’ve had a huge…

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