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Millennial DilemmaAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: In the past year, we’ve had a huge…

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Tracking What’s ImportantAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our church just got new software and it…

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What Will a Volunteer Coordinator Do For Me?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we’re starting a series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer some of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: The budget of our church’s volunteer program got…

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6 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Teamwork

Leading a team is hard work, but it’s also wonderfully rewarding. It’s also the God-pleasing way to do ministry in the church. When church leaders work as Lone Rangers, they prevent others in the body of Christ from using their gifts and rob them of the joy of serving. As Paul reminds us: The eye…

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Are You a Good Steward of Your Volunteers’ Time and Talent?

As Christians, we aim to be good stewards of our time, talent, and treasure. Church leaders put serious emphasis on their responsibility to be good stewards of the treasure—the financial gifts—that people give to their church. On the other hand, we rarely talk about church leaders being good stewards of the time and talent that…

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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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Want Volunteers? Invite and Equip Parents

Parents make great volunteers. Most scouting groups and kids’ sports teams are run entirely by parents. Many parents are graciously willing to invest time and energy to give their children enriching experiences. Invite and encourage parents to serve, but beware, this can be one of the most challenging areas of volunteer recruitment and management. Some…

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Want Volunteers? Throw a Party!

Ministry fairs are popular church volunteer recruitment events. Each ministry (such as Sunday school, food pantry, the garden club, etc.) prepares and staffs a table. People stroll around the room, viewing the volunteer opportunities, and signing up if interested. Effective ministry fairs are like a party – a place where people gather, eat, talk, and…

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