Let’s face it, assimilating volunteers into our ministry is challenging. We need to have systems and processes in place to guide us through the recruiting, screening, training & placement of volunteers.
Often times, though, once volunteers are ready to step into ministry, we get that “deer in the headlights” look. Especially those who’ve never served before, are relatively new to the faith, or young people. They don’t know what to do and feel overwhelmed!
That’s when I try and simplify for them and help them focus on just a few things. They don’t need to be a theologian, or a child behavior expert, or even understand all the policies & procedures of our ministry. As they get started, I want them to focus on just a few things (everything else they need to know will come with time). Here are 5 of the most important: Continue Reading