Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

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Beyond Church Volunteering

I love the world of church volunteering—the many faithful volunteers, the infinite variety of tasks done by volunteers, the way God works through us when we volunteer, and the blessings that multiply as leaders recruit and support volunteers well. But church volunteering is just one piece of the Christian life of serving. Our Kingdom impact…

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Walking with Purposea free devotion for Pastor Appreciation Month

Editor’s note: October is Pastor Appreciation Month and this month’s devotion is a perfect fit! It comes from the men’s ministry theme Man of God: Renewed for Life. The 64-page devotion book in this theme takes a closer look at the lives of Noah, Moses, Joshua, David, and Paul. God gave these men extraordinary blessings…

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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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The Last Firinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Honor your pastor this October! It’s Pastor Appreciation Month and CTA is providing this FREE Shaped to Serve devotion for your ministry. Consider the trials your pastor may be facing throughout the year and gather your church family to brainstorm ways to help. To download FREE prayers and recognition ideas for Pastor Appreciation…

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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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A Work of Arta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As you begin a new year of ministry, don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that are committed to making your programs successful! Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re looking for a beginning-of-year recognition gift,…

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Well Donea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Well done! It’s a phrase you should scream from the rooftops as often as you can in honor of your staff and volunteers. Even if you can’t thank your church’s Christian servants quite that enthusiastically, you can still show them your appreciation. Use this devotion to encourage those who serve and prepare them…

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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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A Difficult Daya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from CTA’s staff and volunteer appreciation book With Heartfelt Thanks. With 64 pages of devotions, inspirational stories, and Bible-based encouragement, this book aims to honor each person who contributes to God’s ministry. We encourage you to share it and other With Heartfelt Thanks appreciation gifts with your teachers, coaches, office…

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