We can all agree that volunteer recruitment is an essential part of our roles as kidmin leaders. Let’s face it: we could not do what we do in ministry without a healthy and expanding volunteer team. But how do we grow our volunteer base to manage large events like VBS, fall festivals, Easter, and Christmas when we often struggle to secure enough volunteers to staff our ongoing weekly programs?
Churches need babies and grandparents. But what are the barriers to them being in the same room together? There are many seasoned saints that would love to rock a new baby member of your church but just cannot imagine doing it. With the up and down of playtime, or the worry of tripping on scattered toys, engaging seniors in serving kids can feel challenging. However, there are ways to integrate seniors into your ministry, it just takes asking some questions and making a few adjustments.
Let’s face it. There are times in ministry when managing volunteers feels like your full-time job. Recruiting, training, retaining — it is NOT easy, but it has to be done. Out of desperation, ministry leaders can fall into the trap of “filing the slot.”
We all need volunteers to run ministries. No matter the size of your church or staff, you rely on volunteers to do the work. And it’s not because you aren’t capable. In so many instances, you can do a lot of the ministry amazingly on your own. But there isn’t enough time. And I have
Like many children’s ministers, I joined the ranks by being an over-eager volunteer turned employee. When I was in the basement volunteering, only 1% of our volunteers were men. I didn’t have a male Sunday School teacher until I was 16 years old. It seems an unspoken rule that children’s ministry leaders are female.
by Michael Chanley I’m always a little bit amazed at the diversity of things one must master to lead in children’s ministry. Often we are like Nehemiah, trained as one thing and thrust into a plethora of other roles. Nehemiah, as you know, went from cupbearer to project manager, construction foreman, security chief, and master
by Bo Harrington The one constant in children’s ministry is recruiting volunteers. It seems we never have enough. This doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of people in your churches ready to serve with you. They are waiting on you to be ready for them. Here are six tips to recruit the most
by Bob D’Ambrosio Every fall we take our boys to a local farm to enjoy the harvest of pumpkins, corn, and apples! The bounty is evidence of the planting and hard work of the farmers during the past season. Recruiting the right leaders is vital for the health of children’s ministry. Plant seeds now to
by Sheryl Haystead The following story is provided by our INCM/CPC Partner Gospel Light. Sheryl will also be a breakout presenter at CPC ’10. Each summer, one very specialized team is called to step in when and where they are needed. Here’s the team history: as early as the 1860s, wise people began enriching kids’ summer