The volunteer-driven church is a working model of the “less is more” principle – less staff, more volunteers. Putting ministry in the hands of volunteers was God’s plan from the very beginning and infuses the local church with the enthusiasm, excitement and passion of those serving.
This Volunteering Kit is transferable to churches of any size and explains pivotal principles for developing a strong volunteer force:
Believe: How to make decisions that support the volunteer vision
Build: Set up a framework that empowers volunteers and then employ the following activities to build upon that structure:
Recruit: A step-by-step process
Train: Planning a training class and following up with hands-on training
Lead: Identifying, developing and training volunteer leaders
Support: Building relationships to increase retention
Value: Dos, don’ts and ideas for appreciating volunteers
Better: Methods to take your volunteering organization to the next level
At Your Service Case Study: Implementation of a recruiting campaign, including the audio from the two-part message series At Your Service.
Leadership Uncensored – Volunteer Central CD: A round-table discussion featuring Ed Young, Preston Mitchell, Assimilation Pastor Tracy Barnes and Director of Volunteers Wendy Bertel sharing the big- picture perspective on volunteers in the local church.
Learn the following keys to empowering your volunteering organization: – Where to invest the most time as a leader
- How to re-direct a volunteer
- Which recruiting methods yield the best results
- Getting the most out of character references and background checks
- Which staff positions to create first and what to look for in those new hires
This comprehensive resource features multiple tools including:
- Organizational charts and job description examples
- Sample forms, reports and checklists
- Examples of recruiting materials used at Fellowship Church