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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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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