4 Ways I React When A Volunteer Leaves

I wish I could tell you that I retain 100% of my volunteer, but unfortunately I don’t. If you did not know every four months I email all my volunteers and ask a simple question of whether they want to continue serving in children’s or help them move to a different ministry in our church. There are many reasons for this, but manly this question gives our volunteers an opportunity to prayfully consider what God has laid on their hearts. After two years of emailing this question every four months I stumbled upon some thoughts on volunteers who choose to depart the children’s ministry.

When Technology Fails

Technology is wonderful and if used right, it can add a lot to your ministry experience. From lights, to audio & visual; technology today is not out of reach or very expensive. Many churches have found ways to adapt these resources into their ministries. However, one thing I know about technology is the fact the it can fail and crash. A computer goes down, a projector loses a bulb, wire “a” is disconnected…the list of issues are incredible. But the question remains, what should ministry leaders do when technology crashes? Here are a couple of tips that help us:

Why is it important for parents to serve?

If you’re in ministry than you would know that volunteers are crucial. In family ministry the most likely source for volunteers are parents. Recently, I began re-examining why I am so quick to recruit parents? Is it simply because they have children, which makes them more likely to say “yes”? Or is there a deeper? I realized that asking parents not only gets volunteers in family ministry but it achieves our goal to empower parents to build their child’s faith in God. Here is why it is important to have parent’s serve:

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Reggie Joiner// It’s OK to have fun with kids, just for fun.

Fun over time equates relation. We should not underestimate the element of fun.

Fun over time::
– convinces kids you actually like them
– reconnects what has been disconnected
– fosters resilience
– authenticates forgiveness

What you do for kids every week really matters…actually it matters more.

GUEST POST: What’s the Why?

Greetings! It’s an honor to be guest posting here at trevorlee.me. One of the things I love about the kidmin/fammin world is the sheer amount of great blogs and web resources available to us all. The exchange of ideas is one of the greatest opportunities that we in children’s ministry have to grow our churches and God’s kingdom.