Tagged: thanking volunteers

Sunday School: It Takes a Church Family

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this month’s Customer Comments article from CTA’s monthly Grab N’ Go newsletter just in case you missed it. As children’s ministries begin again all across the nation, we thought you might find it encouraging—and glean a helpful idea or two along the way!  Teaching Sunday school requires a few specific…

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Train Every Volunteer!

Employers train new hires. Teens are trained to drive. Personal trainers help you reach your exercise goals. Training is common everywhere . . . except the church. Most churches feel they’re doing well if they offer Sunday school teacher training. The reality is that every church volunteer should be trained for ministry. But aren’t most…

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A Step Downa free devotion for National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Read John 13:1–17. As you read, emphasize verses 4-5 He had to kneel. There’s no other way to wash someone’s feet. Bending over won’t do at all. So Jesus knelt. It was a step down. A giant step down, when we consider the rainbow-encircled throne from which he had descended three short decades earlier. God…

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April 6-12 Is National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Are you looking for a simple way to say thanks? Here’s a note you can include in this week’s bulletin or newsletter. Or post it on your church’s website. CTA has many thoughtful, value-priced gifts you might want to consider using, too. Check them out!    To All Our Volunteers: Thank You!  We thank our…

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How to Delegate (part 2)

Delegating is a vital skill for church workers, both staff and volunteer leaders. (Scroll down or click here to see last week’s article about delegation.) Delegating takes time and effort. It involves risk. Still, the potential results make it well worthwhile. And it’s a skill that improves with practice. The steps: 1. Plan ahead. You can’t…

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How to Delegate (part 1)

“Don’t do anything yourself.” That’s the advice I once received from someone I trusted, a member of my advisory board. She claimed it was the key to effective ministry in churches. My friend wasn’t encouraging laziness. She was stressing delegation. That conversation was one of the few times I remember discussing delegation with anyone over…

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Six Mini-Celebrations for Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 21-27, 2013)

How will you honor your volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 21-27, 2013)? Here are ideas for saying thanks all week! Use or modify them to fit your situation. Sunday Begin with a “Sunday Sundaes” event after church. Invite volunteers and their families to make their own sundaes following church services. In addition to…

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Still Looking for that Perfect Gift? No Need to Panic!

With just 10 or so shopping days left until Christmas are you getting nervous? Have you been looking for a thoughtful, yet inexpensive way to thank church board members, school staff, office volunteers, musicians, youth leaders, and children’s ministers—but so far, haven’t found it? If so, it’s not too late to remember these people in…

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Thanking God for Servant Volunteers

Editor’s note: As ministry efforts gear back up in many churches this month, CTA is happy to offer this article from the pen of Tim Wesemann who regularly compiles the “Smiles” column for our Grab & Go newsletter. With his usual creativity and wit, Tim captures what all of us would like to say about…

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