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Valuing Volunteers: The Key to Volunteer Retention

Jennifer Byrd November 16, 2017

Many churches, missions and non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish their goals.  Volunteerism reduces payroll costs and can be an effective way to engage more people in the important work of the Kingdom of God. Working with those volunteers can present some unique challenges, though.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind… Continue Reading »

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4 Simple Steps to Move Your Church Toward Inclusion

John Gilman October 26, 2017

A trending topic in our nation is inclusion. This conversation has begun to slowly cross over into our churches as well, particularly regarding individuals with special needs. October is Down Syndrome awareness month and places the spotlight on the 1 in 700 babies born every year with this diagnosis. Churches are becoming more aware of… Continue Reading »

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris June 12, 2017

School is out, which means the season of Vacation Bible School is upon us! Many of us have fond memories of fun VBS days filled with themed snacks and crafts, and Bible story time. While kids enjoy the five days of VBS activities, they have no idea how many months it may have taken to… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Worthington Christian Church

Meredith Mahon Morris February 15, 2017

Worthington Christian Church, located outside of Columbus, OH, is on a mission to fulfill the Great Commission: to make disciples, so that they can then go out into the world to make disciples, as Christ commanded. Since their beginnings over 40 years ago, the church has been dedicated to fulfilling their vision: “To make and… Continue Reading »

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Christmas Gift Ideas for your Volunteers

Jennifer Byrd December 22, 2016

Christmas is a great opportunity to let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them.  Giving a special gift to show your thanks doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to be thoughtful. Check out these helpful tips to successful gift giving for your volunteers this Christmas! 3 rules to live by: Get… Continue Reading »

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Recruiting Volunteers by Sharing your “Why”

John Gilman November 15, 2016

Recruiting new volunteers is an ongoing need in growing congregations. As people move or experience a change in life circumstances, they move out of certain volunteer roles, leaving gaps in serving areas. It can be challenging to communicate needs to the congregation without sounding desperate or pleading. The goal is to recruit volunteers who are… Continue Reading »

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Leading the Way by Giving Back

Meredith Mahon Morris November 10, 2016

In the current exhausting political climate, most of us are hungry for some sort of encouragement and a reminder of why we love where we live. We need communities that are unified and working together. We need our coming together to be stronger than the arguments that threaten to tear us apart. We long to… Continue Reading »

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4 Steps to Growing your Volunteer Ministry

Jennifer Byrd November 1, 2016

The world won’t be changed by a church service, but a church that serves can change the world. Churches thrive or die on their volunteer ministry. When people serve willingly and cheerfully, things will change and the church will grow. If people wait for the paid professionals to get the job done, things may never… Continue Reading »

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Recruiting Children’s Ministry Volunteers

Meredith Mahon Morris September 13, 2016

One distinct marker of a strong church is strong volunteers. This is especially important in the children’s ministry. A church that is lacking in dedicated, passionate volunteers committed to excellence and care in their children’s ministry will feel this deficit in other areas of ministry as well. The difficulty is that sometimes these rockstar volunteers… Continue Reading »

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Curb Appeal: Welcoming Visitors into a Clean Church

John Gilman June 29, 2016

It’s easy to become complacent about the state of your church, as it often serves as your office and your home away from home. Even with the best cleaning and building maintenance staff, clean-up and up-keep of the building and the grounds can prove to be challenging. After a few months, you may not even… Continue Reading »

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