Recruit, Train and Lead Volunteers in Your Church

Your volunteers should be the happiest and healthiest Christians in your church.

But too many times, they are unengaged and teetering on the edge of burnout.   It’s disheartening to get a text from a volunteer saying they need to take a break from serving.  And it just creates more work for others in the church.

It seems like there’s never enough people to do the work you’re called to do.  This is something we’ve heard from churches of all sizes.  You just need more volunteers.

Here are some of our best resources on this topic.
Need More Children's Ministry Volunteers? Follow These 7 Steps
Need More Children's Ministry Volunteers? Follow These 7 Steps

Managing your children’s ministry is difficult. Regardless of how much time or how many resources you devote to this ministry, it can feel like it’s never enough. You need teachers and helpers. You need a solid curriculum and engaging activities. Your volunteers come...

Three Things Every Volunteer Needs to Know
Three Things Every Volunteer Needs to Know

The need for volunteers in church isn’t going away anytime soon. Even though people are busier than ever, churches still need volunteers to do the work of the ministry. That’s why it’s always a great time to take a look at your volunteer ministry: how you recruit, how...

How to Get More People to Volunteer
How to Get More People to Volunteer

“Man… we have so many volunteers, we don’t even know what to do with them all.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? We definitely haven’t. In our FOMO-driven world, it’s often hard to get people to commit to anything. The people who do volunteer seem to flake out and...

Four Ways to Communicate Better With Volunteers
Four Ways to Communicate Better With Volunteers

Have you ever sent an email to those who serve in your church and wondered how effective it was? Most mass email communications are at their best with a 20-30% open rate. You’ve probably noticed that emails sent through your Church Management Software (CMS) aren’t...

Recruiting Church Volunteers All Year Long
Recruiting Church Volunteers All Year Long

The question comes in many forms. How do we get people off the sideline and into the game? How do we help members get motivated when it just seems like they want to come and listen or be entertained? How do we engage people when they are already so busy or say that...

How to Keep Current Volunteers Engaged and Committed
How to Keep Current Volunteers Engaged and Committed

When the topic of church volunteers comes up, our focus tends to be on how to get more of them. While that’s important, we may overlook a key group who already serves and could be a great source for adding to the team…our current volunteers. Human resources...

How to Beat Volunteer Burnout

Many churches recognize—after it’s too late—that 20% of their people are doing 80% of the work. The 20% are burnt out and the small number of volunteers is gradually getting even smaller. We want to offer some hope and help to keep burnout in your church from taking over your teams.

The Senior Pastor's Guide to Leading Volunteers

Leading people is one of the most difficult tasks of pastoral leadership.

The Senior Pastor’s Guide to Leading Volunteers will give you a roadmap to recruit, train, and disciple volunteers who serve in any capacity in your church.

  • An effective strategy for training and developing volunteers
  • What it looks like to pastor volunteers in an encouraging environment
  • How to lead yourself well so that you can lead others better

Learn more here.



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 The Church at Lake Travis
Austin, TX

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Los Angeles, CA

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