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How To Manage Volunteers For Your (& Their) Sanity
Posted by Sarah Newsome on 3/22/17 7:26 AM

How To Lead & Develop Creatives On Your Church Staff with Stephen Brewster [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Stephen Brewster, the Creative Arts Pastor of Real Life Church in Orlando, FL.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/21/17 7:19 AM

How To Do Effective Outreach To Men with Roger Patterson [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Roger Patterson, Senior Pastor of West University Baptist in Houston, Texas.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 3/14/17 7:17 AM

18 Simple Volunteer Appreciation Tips

 

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Posted by Bethany Brewster on 3/2/17 7:41 AM

How To Recruit, Train, & Keep Great #KidMin Volunteers [Q&A]

 

Success in the world of Children’s Ministry rises and falls on your ability to recruit, train, and keep great volunteers engaged in your program. Every ministry needs volunteers, but there may not be a more crucial need than when dealing with children birth thru 5th grade.

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Posted by Danny Watterson on 2/2/17 7:34 AM

How Leaders Of Multisite Churches Can Build Relationships With Volunteers

If you're the leader of a multisite church, it can be much more difficult to get to know your volunteers. Your responsibilities may be greater, and you’re stretched even thinner - possibly even having to drive between campuses. Yet, even though it may be more difficult, it remains just as important to get to know the people serving in your ministry.

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Posted by Nicole Cochran on 1/30/17 7:36 AM

Practical Ways To Retain Volunteers with Jared Hogue [Podcast]

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly talks with Jared Hogue, co-founder and CEO of Creative Sheep and the former Director of Children's Ministry at Church on the Move.

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Posted by Katie Viscontini on 12/20/16 7:50 AM

5 Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Volunteers

'Tis the season to think about end-of-the-year thank you cards and Christmas gifts for the volunteers in your ministry. Christmas time comes as ministry budgets are running on empty fumes and staffs have hectic schedules. Below are five easy and inexpensive holiday gift ideas for the volunteers at your church.

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Posted by Gail Mayes on 11/21/16 7:28 AM

How To Show Appreciation To Your Children’s Ministry Volunteers Year-Round

Thanksgiving or Christmas time shouldn’t be the only time you celebrate your KidMin volunteers. Being a volunteer for Children’s Ministry isn’t easy, and unfortunately, it’s common to have a high volunteer turnover rate. Keep your volunteers by showing them how thankful you are for them and how valuable their service is to you and your church.

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Posted by Caroline Smith on 11/4/16 8:02 AM

The ABCs To Leading An Effective #KidMin Small Group

Imagine a room with a dozen elementary kids hopped up on snacks and juice: four boys are playing tag, a couple kids are playing leap frog, three girls are singing “Let It Go,” and several are arguing about who sits closest to the door. Sounds eerily similar to what many Children's Ministry small groups look like across America, right?

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Posted by Danny Watterson on 9/15/16 7:44 AM

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