Category: volunteering

  So much of what we do in the church is shaped by corporate practices.  Our volunteer management at times is right out of a corporate HR handbook.   I’m wondering how many church leaders, consciously or unconsciously, equate volunteers with unpaid employees.   Leaders are the boss, and the volunteers the employees.  The only difference is you can’t ask too much or the unpaid employee may walk.  That’s the model our culture works on, isn’t it? Yet as followers of Christ we’re given a different model.  We’re given the model of…

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Over the past decade and a bit of ministry I’ve had a growing desire that now requires a confession.   I love recruiting for ministry.  No, I don’t need therapy.  No I’m not crazy.  I believe one of the most important pieces that we need to develop in our churches is to effectively equip the body of Christ to serve one another and the world around us.   I wasn’t always this way.  I use to dread my need for more volunteers, spots on schedules to be filled,     Now?  I love seeing…

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