Jan 12, 2018

The Biggest Need of Every Children's Ministry

Ask any children's ministry in the country what their biggest need is and 9 times out of 10 you'll hear...

VOLUNTEERS.

From smaller, rural churches to larger, urban churches, ministries never seem to have enough volunteers.

No matter how many volunteers you have, you're going to always need more.  Especially if you want to grow and reach more kids.  And it's also crucial if you want to effectively disciple kids, since discipleship happens through relationships.  Proper ratios are essential to kids being able to establish a relationship with a caring volunteer.

If volunteers is your ministry's biggest need, then it should be your biggest focus, right?  This means building your volunteer team week in and week out.  This means setting your volunteers up for success by giving them the training and tools they need.  This means caring for and shepherding your volunteers well.

This means the biggest priority on your calendar should be volunteers.  This means the biggest percentage of your time should be spent on volunteers.  Volunteers...
volunteers...volunteers is what it's about. 

Why is volunteers the biggest need for most ministries?  Because it's not easy.  Building a volunteer team is hard work.  It takes tenacity.  It takes consistency.  It takes being strategic.  But it can be done.

Over the years, I've learned how to build a volunteer team by first learning how to not build a volunteer team.  I've made about every mistake you can make in this.  But the good news is this.  Because of all the trial and error, I've been able to come up with a formula that really works.

In my most recent local church ministry, we were able to build our volunteer team from 300 to over 2,600 in 8 years by using this formula.

I'd like to share that formula with you and help you succeed in building your team.  That's why I wrote "The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams."

In this book, I share...
  • Enlist Your Team:  How to bring new volunteers on your team on a weekly basis.
  • Equip Your Team:  Create a solid process for on-boarding new volunteers and then continue equipping them with on-going training. 
  • Engage Your Team:  Building solid relationships with your volunteers so they stay long-term.
  • Endorse Your Team:  How to show your volunteers you value them by helping them discover and maximize the gifts and talents they have been given by God.
  • Encourage Your Team: How to show your volunteers you appreciate them and keep them motivated. 
  • Empower: How to invest in your volunteers and empower them to own the ministry as leaders.  
This book has helped ministries across the country build a strong volunteer team.  If you haven't gotten the opportunity to go through it yet, I want to encourage you to do so.

So, from today through Sunday, I'm going to discount the book from the normal price of $12 down to $10 and the ebook version from $7 to $5.  All you have to do is go to this link and enter the coupon code VOLUNTEERS for the discount. 

The best thing you can do for your children's ministry this year is build up your volunteer team.  When you do this, you'll see the ministry thrive at a whole new level.  Let's partner together to make it happen.

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