25 Best Articles on Leading Volunteers (That Get Them to Stay and Thrive!)

ChurchLeaders | 10/17/2018 | Staff
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Every study or survey I’ve ever seen or been involved with shows that leading volunteers is the #1 most pressing need for children’s ministry leaders. Whether it’s recruiting, training, affirming, managing, or even firing…we’ve got you covered with the 25 best articles on leading volunteers from top children’s ministry leaders.

Effective communication is vital in leading others and to the health, growth and success of our ministry. In addition, good communication develops trust between a leader and those they care for. If you want to engage someone in conversation, you have to be intentional about setting both parties up for success. Here are just a few questions to help get those important conversation started.

Leaders - Volunteers - Organizations - Volunteers - Time

As leaders of volunteers, we have to remember we’re representing not just ourselves, but our organizations and all they stand for. We have to treat our volunteers and their time with a lot of respect.

The Bible reminds us in Matthew 23 that effective leadership is found in serving others. Great leadership is not measured by how many people are serving you, but instead by how many people you are serving.

Question - Minds - Volunteers - Something

We neglect the most important question that is found deep within the minds of our volunteers: Why? Why do we do what we do? We may be wondering how to get something done, but they are wondering why they are doing it.

Sometimes it seems like we’ve got a revolving door with our volunteers, with many coming and going all the time. How do we stop that? In some cases, it’s just going to happen, but in most...
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