3 Things Every Volunteer Wants Answered

So you want to attract and engage more volunteers? Of course you do, who wouldn’t? We all want volunteers, but so many leaders struggle with recruiting, keeping, and leading volunteers. Why? Here are a few reasons that I have seen: Unclear expectations Overwork No team chemistry Lack of purpose Unclear on ramps We all want more volunteers to serve with us, and I think answering the main questions that volunteers are asking will help you land volunteers as well as keep them for the long haul. So, what questions do volunteers have? Here are the top four questions that all … Continue reading 3 Things Every Volunteer Wants Answered

4 Tips For Making Multi-Site Work

In 2014, our church launched its second location. Our church has been in the city of Jacksonville for over 100 years, and we have always had a vision of reaching the entire city. We felt that in order to continue with the vision of reaching our city in the modern church context, we must embrace multi site church. So, we set out on this journey and launched a campus about 15 miles away in a growing part of our city. The campus would start in a portable facility, an elementary school. We are four years in and preparing to launch … Continue reading 4 Tips For Making Multi-Site Work

Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team

Have you ever hit a wall in your volunteer numbers? You grew the amount of people engaged through serving and then eventually you hit a wall and could not grow it further with your current structure in place. There are seasons you go through where your volunteer engagement is much higher than other seasons. It is just the nature of church life. Oftentimes, our strategy of growing the volunteer number is based on opportunity. This is a nice strategy but it should not be your end game. For example, when we moved from one service to two services, we had … Continue reading Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team

4 Ways to Better Capture Guest Information

We have all been there on Monday morning. You know you had tons of first time guests, because you met many of them. The problem though is you have no cards for the guests. Which means you have no contact information. Which means you cannot follow up with them. This is frustrating! So, how can we prevent this from happening? Here are four ways to better capture guests when they come onto your campus: 1. Have a welcome tent When our church bought a welcome tent that had our church’s name on it, our guest capture immediately went up. We … Continue reading 4 Ways to Better Capture Guest Information

5 Ways To Frustrate The People You Lead

Every leader has an impact on the team that they lead. You can try to run away from this reality, but at the end of the day, you leave an impact on your team. The key question leaders must ask themselves is if the impact is a good or bad one. Every leader wants their team happy. Good leaders want their teams to be passionate, excited, and encouraged. So, how do we lead people down this path? Here are some ways that you can frustrate the teams that you lead. 1. Unclear Expectations If you want to frustrate your team … Continue reading 5 Ways To Frustrate The People You Lead

4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church

Craig Groeschel said recently in a podcast that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If this is true, and I believe every successful organization would say yes, then what should our culture be like? What values should our organization or church hold to so that we have a good culture? Every church has different things that make them who they are, and I want to unveil the curtain of the church that I am a part of. So, here are four values of the connections team (hospitality team): 1. Everything Speaks One value that we communicate to every connections team member … Continue reading 4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church