Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

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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2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – Who Do We Appreciate?

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, but we know volunteerism has no season. Spring. Fall. Summer. Winter. In every season, many ministry efforts in churches are winding down. Others are kicking into high gear. None of them would succeed without a serious investment of time, thought, and effort on the part of volunteers and…

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Overflowing with Thanksa free devotion for Volunteer Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is the ministry message that accompanies one of CTA’s volunteer appreciation themes—Overflowing with Thanks. This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, so use this devotion to encourage and affirm the individuals who give their time and talents to make your ministry work. Need more appreciation ideas? Check out this blog. Mother Goose…

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Retaining Volunteers“It Matters!”

Everyone knows we need to thank volunteers. No doubt about it; saying thank you is important. But it’s equally important to affirm our volunteers. Affirming volunteers is simply letting them know that their work matters. Giving our time costs us something. We need to know that our effort—at this time, in this place—makes a difference…

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How to Say (and Show) Thanks

In 20 years, she had never cried in church. She came to church to sing, to sing with others in the choir. She sang at Christmas and at Easter. She sang with wet hair in March, after dashing into the building through a cold downpour. She sang with cold feet in January, after braving icy…

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Gifts for Church VolunteersOrder now!

Volunteer Appreciation Week will be celebrated April 10-16 this year. What are you doing to show your volunteers how much you appreciate the work they do? Consider saying “thank you” with a volunteer appreciation gift from CTA. We’re offering seven themes this year! Overflowing with Thanks: This new theme has quickly become a customer favorite!…

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Retaining VolunteersBuild Relationships

It’s no secret. People need people. Sociologists, psychologists, and theologians agree. It’s become even more essential as we are pulled apart by hectic schedules, geographic mobility, consumerism, affluence, and technology. The result: people who are hungry for relationships. Relationships are important to God. He exists in a Trinitarian relationship with the Son and Holy Spirit….

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Retaining VolunteersDelegate Well

Are you good at delegating? Most of us aren’t. We didn’t go into church work, or become a church volunteer, because we love to delegate. We serve in order to get things done. To some, delegating tasks may even feel like cheating! But we in the church, of all people, should make delegating a priority….

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