So Much to Do, So Little Time
Since it’s a new year, you likely have new goals and new ideas. Or, maybe you’re stressing about last year’s goals that you still haven’t gotten to. I know, if only you had enough volunteers, you could get it all done. Maybe it’s time for a different approach. Here are three questions, as well as […]
“In all honesty, we would rather not have you come.” That was not the answer I expected to hear when I called the activity director of the nursing home to set up a time for our church youth to sing Christmas carols to their residents. It was the Christmas season and, traditionally, that’s when youth […]
Releasing a Volunteer
Today I released a devoted ministry volunteer. He’s honest, available, driven—outspoken about causes he believes in—and he loves the Lord. He’s also creative and experienced. He told me, “I want this ministry to be effective and for you to feel supported in ministry.” Why would I release a volunteer who says things like that? Here […]
How I Stopped Getting Saturday Night Volunteer Cancellations—And How You Can Too!
It can be a downer to be on social media on Saturday nights. Inevitably, I see posts from kid’s ministry leaders from across the country in churches of all sizes posting about last-minute volunteer cancellations or shortages in ministry spaces for the next morning. And, honestly, I’ve been there. I’ve even walked into church […]