Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

lightstock_112702_medium_user_975674

A Life Reflecting Christ’s Wisdoma free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s latest devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1: Be imitators of God, as beloved children. The book, along with other Reflecting Christ products, makes a perfect back-to-school appreciation gift for your teachers, staff, and…

Read more

offer-your-hands-in-service

Recruitment Basics 3Want Volunteers? Invite Them

Volunteer recruitment is often one of the most dreaded tasks in the church, but perhaps that is because the method is flawed. Let’s look at recruitment with a fresh perspective. Recruitment is invitation. When you recruit, you’re inviting someone to consider an opportunity to serve. Remembering this truth makes the process easier, more pleasant, and…

Read more

lightstock_62456_medium_user_2027120

Serving in Lovea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s latest devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1: Be imitators of God, as beloved children. The book, along with other Reflecting Christ products, makes a perfect back-to-school appreciation gift for your teachers, staff, and…

Read more

Children's Valentine of God's Love Image

Seeing Christ’s Love More Clearlya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s latest devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1: Be imitators of God, as beloved children. The book, along with other Reflecting Christ products, makes a perfect back-to-school appreciation gift for your teachers, staff, and…

Read more

volunteer-2

Recruitment Basics 2Want Volunteers? Spell It Out

If you were looking for work, would you feel comfortable about a job where the responsibilities were only vaguely described, where the hours and benefits weren’t mentioned at all, and where your questions didn’t get clear answers? Me neither.  Yet that’s how we recruit volunteers – with a short, general request for help in the…

Read more

place-for-you

A Place for Youa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Think for a moment about the description “one of a kind.” Have you ever received a one-of-a-kind gift? Not mass-produced, but truly one of a kind? Maybe it was that special necklace made just for you by your preschool child or the painting done by a friend. One-of-a-kind treasures are priceless indeed. They seem hard…

Read more

volunteer

Recruitment Basics 1Want Volunteers? Avoid This!

“Help! We need more volunteers!” You hear that a lot around churches. If you’re working with volunteers, you probably don’t have enough. It’s true whether you are a pastor, church staff, or a volunteer yourself. Volunteer recruitment is not only a continual concern, it’s a vital concern for the church. The church is the body…

Read more

friends

Taking Shapea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s 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 value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.  Pssst! Want to know what you’re really like? Take a close look at…

Read more

teacher

Top 5 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers

You don’t have to be a Pinterest wiz in order to put together meaningful end-of-the-year appreciation gifts for the teachers in your ministry. Think about all of the dedication and hard work that the teachers have put in throughout the year—and let that inspire your gifts! Here are five popular teacher appreciation gifts: Order CTA’s…

Read more

lightstock_62155_medium_user_2027120

5 Ways to Keep Volunteer Enthusiasm Soaring

Editor’s note: We hope you’re having fun celebrating with your volunteers this week during National Volunteer Appreciation Week! As you look to the future of your volunteer program, here’s some advice to keep your group thriving. And remember, volunteer appreciation goes way beyond this week. If you’re looking for tangible ways to encourage volunteers, consider…

Read more