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 Questions Every New Volunteer Wants Answered

One of the most exciting things for a church is adding volunteers. In fact, every great church is adding volunteers regularly. This is a sign of growth, and your volunteer number dictates to a degree the health of the church. If you are not regularly adding new volunteers, it could be a sign of the lack of health in your church. When you add a new volunteer, you cannot just throw them into the fire without instruction. If someone wants to serve in an area as simple as a “greeter” – they want to know a few things before their … Continue reading 4 Questions Every New Volunteer Wants Answered

How To Raise Your Ceiling As A Church

Recently, I was asked to expand my thoughts on building a team in ministry. Building a team is crucial to ministry’s success. In fact, your ministry will grow as far as your team grows. For example, if you try to do it all yourself, your ceiling is much lower than if you grow a team of leaders. Every leader you recruit doubles your capacity. So the secret to raising your ceiling is by growing a large volunteer team. Recruit, Recruit, Recruit! Always be recruiting. I am the director of our volunteer teams at our church. We are a campus plant … Continue reading How To Raise Your Ceiling As A Church

4 Characteristics of Great Teams

With the sports season in full swing, you may be thinking that this is a sports post. Well, it is not. Look, I am a huge fan of all sports, and recently the importance of great teams got me thinking about the team that I serve with in the church. There are many characteristics that make up great sporting teams, but that is for another post. This post is about the team of youth leaders that you have assembled. This post is for your church staff. In my experience, great teams can be made up of these four characteristics. Great … Continue reading 4 Characteristics of Great Teams