How’s Your Church’s Volunteer System?

I saw this study a few days ago:

One out of every five Christian nonprofits is reportedly relying to a greater extent on volunteers to offset the economic downturn, according to a study conducted by J. David Schmidt & Associates for the Christian Leadership Alliance. In addition, with the downturn in the economy, more people are without current employment and have free time to volunteer.

I’ve often heard that leading a growing church is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Compared to the corporate world, we are in a much different position because of our great reliance on volunteers. And with the current economic climate, it seems we’re all running leaner than ever when it comes to staffing.

What better time is there to perform a tune-up on your church’s ministry system?

The Ministry SeminarHere are a few questions to get you thinking about how to do that:

  • How many people are serving in your church? Do you even know?
  • How well are you involving new believers in serving? What are the best “on ramps” to service at your church?
  • Are there any volunteer roles that a non-believer could fill at your church?
  • How long have your key volunteers been serving without a break?
  • Does everyone who volunteers at your church know how much they’re valued?
  • Is your church’s ministry system functioning to its fullest potential?

My latest 3 hour system seminar, The Ministry Seminar, will help you in each of these areas (and many more).  I lay out a systematic, practical approach to maximizing your church’s volunteers that involves more than just “getting things done,” but also helping each of them to grow to become more like Christ.

For more information or to secure your copy of The Ministry Seminar, CLICK HERE.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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