Posts Tagged volunteer culture

We Don’t Need You

People don’t respond to “need.” They respond to vision. I’ve been guilty in the past of begging for volunteers. I’ve laid the thick guilt trip on from the stage before. I’ve forced the “Want to Volunteer?” slide on the Announcement loop every Sunday. I’ve seemed down right desperate. There was... read more

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EPISODE 208: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry with Christine Kreisher (Part Two)

WATCH THE EPISODE: LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Show Notes This week on the show, we conclude Christine Kriesher’s workshop from SALT18 on how to build and sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry. Through Christine’s workshop, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers in a way that almost always guarantees a “yes”, you’re... read more

What Drains You?

One night as I was getting ready for bed, I stared into the mirror and thought, “I’m drained.” I hadn’t worked particularly hard, but the hours were just long. I had a good team. They handled a lot of the physical load so I could attend meetings to sign off... read more

Stuck in the Median

Stuck in the Median

I’m thankful for medians on the highway. I know that sounds odd to be thankful for, but I really am. As an impatient person and an impatient driver, medians allow me to get out into traffic a little faster. They allow me to take the lanes one at a time... read more