God has blessed us all with different talents, and sometimes, it might feel like other people’s abilities are better or more useful than your own. I know I have felt like this at times, and I recently felt this when I was with my family and our pontoon boat broke down.
I’ve been pondering the phrase holy dissatisfaction lately within my ministry context. Many of our ministry volunteers express a longing for more impact in our kids’ and students’ lives but wonder how to step into the gap. I have been reading and praying through their longing as I lift them up, and the term holy dissatisfaction continually crosses my mind.
Finding volunteers and keeping them can be a very difficult task for someone planning events at church. Here are some quick tips for helping you get more yeses and keep volunteers from burning out. Though these efforts may require more of your time at the beginning, they will pay out great dividends in the form of relationships and, hopefully, the number of volunteers at your church.
Leadership development works differently for every person and every group. Individually, we all have our preferences and shortcomings. Each group has a different feel, a different ease with one another. So with all these differences, how do we build up leaders?
Before you can effectively recognize your children's ministry volunteers, it's a good idea to ask, Why do people choose to volunteer for children's ministry? What motivates them to serve in the first place? Small gifts are nice, and the occasional "thank-you" is appreciated, but children's ministry volunteers really want to know they are serving God and making a real difference in the lives of children.