Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

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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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Retaining VolunteersA Good Start

At a job interview, or on a first date, you know the first impression is important. It’s just as important if you want to retain that new volunteer you just recruited. What will their first impression be of the task you’ve recruited them to do? A volunteer once told me about her first experience serving…

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Don’t Just Recruit Volunteers, Retain Them!

I clearly remember the day I uncovered three little words that have a huge impact on retaining volunteers. I was talking to a man who set up coffee and donuts every Sunday. He was new to that ministry, so I asked, “How’s it going?” His answer was a cheerful, “Fine . . . great ….

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Want Volunteers? Use Scheduling that Works

We’re all jugglers when it comes to our calendars. On top of our regular work and school hours, there are the soccer tournaments, band recitals, business trips, family get-togethers, and weekend getaways. One result: volunteer no-shows at church because “something came up.” One way to deal with this reality is to rethink the way you…

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Want Volunteers? Invite Seniors to Serve

Picture the seniors who volunteer at your church. Is your first thought of the sweet grandmothers who stuff inserts in the bulletin? These volunteers are wonderful and valuable, but also picture these: The “elder statesmen/women” who serve in leadership positions and other roles of influence Retirees whose calendars are filled with travel, grandchildren, and other…

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