Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

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You Make an Eternal Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion focuses on the people who freely give their time and talents in service to your ministry. As you prepare for a new year of Sunday school and church activities, use these words to encourage those on your team. You can find this Ministry Message and several brand-new volunteer appreciation gifts in…

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Let’s Talk About Serving

Do you talk about serving or volunteering at your church? Of course you do. In most every church, you can count on reading or hearing a “volunteers needed” notice every week. But other than recruitment, do you talk about it? The Bible certainly does. Here’s a list of things we could—and should—be talking about! The…

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

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from one of CTA’s devotion books 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. CTA also offers a FREE retreat outline and other value-priced Christian gifts in the same theme. It takes…

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The 5 W’s of Staff Retreats

Summer is here and things are probably a little bit quieter around your office these days. This lull in your ministry can be a great blessing! How will you take advantage? If you’re considering a staff retreat, you’re in good company. Countless churches, schools, and non-profit organizations have turned summer retreats into can’t-miss annual events….

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Want Volunteers?Build Good Connections

There’s something about serving together that builds relationships. Spending a couple hours together stuffing envelopes, being on the team that plans the fall rummage sale, going on a mission trip together—all of these volunteer opportunities build connections. In fact, it’s not unusual for lifetime friendships to form among people who serve together. These connections often…

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Got Volunteers?Screen them

Reports of child sexual abuse are troubling and all too frequent these days. It’s especially troubling when the perpetrator is from a church. We want our churches to be places of safety, so most ministries now conduct thorough background checks on staff and volunteers who work with children. This does provide a small measure of…

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Retaining VolunteersSpeak the Truth in Love

If you have a problem with a volunteer, what do you do? We’d all agree that “speaking the truth in love,” from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (4:15 ESV), is the right way to handle problems involving volunteers. But most of us don’t take that path. We simply put up with the problem. After all,…

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You Make an Eternal Differencea free devotion for Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-7), this devotion focuses on the staff members and volunteers who give their time and talents in service to the children in your ministry. This Ministry Message and several brand-new teacher appreciation gifts are available in CTA’s new theme, You Make an Eternal Difference. We all…

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It’s Administrative Professionals’ Day!

There are more than 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States today. Do you have one (or more) working in your office? Use these last-minute ideas to show them some appreciation! Download a staff appreciation ministry message from CTA’s Resource & Idea Center and use it at your morning staff meeting….

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Retaining VolunteersWhat’s Working?

When you’re planning a vacation, you have a good idea of your budget and potential expenses. When you’re exercising and watching your diet, you how many pounds you’ve lost (or not). When you own a small business, you know the total of yesterday’s receipts and last month’s bottom line. We measure what’s important to us….

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