Topic: Leading & Following

Recognize, Connect, & Celebrate Your Volunteers

Have you noticed the 80/20 principle at work in your church? For instance, do . . . 20% of the members donate 80% of the weekly offering? 20% of the members contribute 80% of the work toward a successful Sunday school or care ministry? It isn’t always 80/20, of course. Sometimes it’s closer to 70/30…

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Cross-Shaped Prayers — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers. October is Clergy Appreciation Month in many churches. How will you honor those who serve…

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Heart-Shaping Prayers — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers. October is Clergy Appreciation Month in many churches. How will you honor those who serve…

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10 Ways to Grow as a Leader in Your Church

As Christ’s people, we have important work to do! Our Lord has given us a Great Commission! We want to share Christ’s saving love in the best ways possible. Great leadership helps make this happen. Are you reluctant to think of yourself as a great leader? You are not alone. Few of us do. Yet,…

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3 Keys to AMP the Motivation of Your Volunteers

So you finally have the volunteers you need to staff the children’s ministry and fill the open slots on the Ministry Council. Breathe a sigh of relief and offer a prayer of thanks! But as you say, “Amen,” remember you aren’t finished yet. Now that your volunteers are in place, you want to help them…

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Train EVERY Volunteer!

Editor’s note: This article, written by Karen Kogler, first appeared in Share in mid-July. Since we know many regular readers were on vacation then and since we believe so strongly in the importance of training volunteers, we are reprinting it today. Many blessings as you recruit and equip volunteers for the new year of ministry ahead! Employers train new…

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What Works in Classroom Discipline: Ways to keep your class focused and learning

List the top five fears of beginning teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of that list. List the top five frustrations of many seasoned teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of the list, too! For those who teach in church, this issue can seem even more daunting. Many of…

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Sunday School: It Takes a Church Family

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this month’s Customer Comments article from CTA’s monthly Grab N’ Go newsletter just in case you missed it. As children’s ministries begin again all across the nation, we thought you might find it encouraging—and glean a helpful idea or two along the way!  Teaching Sunday school requires a few specific…

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