Topic: Staff & Volunteer 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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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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One Amazing Key to Working with Staff and Volunteers

That key? Saying thank you—in words and actions. Perhaps as June nears an end, many of your programs break for the summer. Some volunteers and staff will return next fall, but some likely will not. While you say thank you every day, the end of these programs stand as no-miss milestones! As a servant leader…

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Tools of the Tradea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. With 64 pages of Scriptures and devotional thought starters, this book makes a perfect “welcome to the team” gift for any volunteer! Most pottery workshops have an ample pile of “wasters.” The items that land in this pile have somehow become damaged or…

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You Make a Differencea free devotion for VBS volunteers

So YOU are a VBS volunteer! First of all, thank you! Your willingness to help is a great blessing to the VBS director and all of the participants this year. It is often difficult to find people who are willing, much less available to help, so thank you! Perhaps you are wondering, however, if your…

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Mr. Pronunciationa 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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