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One Amazing Key to Working with Staff and Volunteers

That key? Saying thank you—in words and actions. Perhaps as June nears an end, many of your programs break for the summer. Some volunteers and staff will return next fall, but some likely will not. While you say thank you every day, the end of these programs stand as no-miss milestones! As a servant leader…

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Tools of the Tradea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. With 64 pages of Scriptures and devotional thought starters, this book makes a perfect “welcome to the team” gift for any volunteer! Most pottery workshops have an ample pile of “wasters.” The items that land in this pile have somehow become damaged or…

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You Make a Differencea free devotion for VBS volunteers

So YOU are a VBS volunteer! First of all, thank you! Your willingness to help is a great blessing to the VBS director and all of the participants this year. It is often difficult to find people who are willing, much less available to help, so thank you! Perhaps you are wondering, however, if your…

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Mr. Pronunciationa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from CTA’s staff and volunteer appreciation book With Heartfelt Thanks. With 64 pages of devotions, inspirational stories, and Bible-based encouragement, this book aims to honor each person who contributes to God’s ministry. We encourage you to share it and other With Heartfelt Thanks appreciation gifts with your teachers, coaches, office…

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Serving Off-SiteAsk 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 women’s ministry has a great group of…

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When It’s Hard to RecruitAsk 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: We have started planning our VBS event for…

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Jesus, Saviora free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As we serve God’s people day by day, we tend to get caught up in the to-do lists and meetings. The idea of Jesus as our Savior, our redeemer, our awe-inspiring and all-forgiving Friend, slips to the back of our minds. Refocus on him today with this devotion. When you finish reading, be…

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Frustrated by FlakesAsk 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 is located close to a college….

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Serving in Wisdoma free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1 (ESV): Be imitators of God, as beloved children. Don’t forget—CTA also offers FREE resources for this theme. Check out the staff retreat guide, Ministry Message,…

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Visitation MinistryAsk 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 pastor has a lot on his plate…

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