On any given Sunday, 50 to 60 percent of church attendees are women. In most churches, 80 to 90 percent of our Sunday School teachers are women. When you glance through church calendars, women’s bible studies (led by women) outnumber men and co-ed studies. Women are filling more seats, and because of this women fill more of the volunteer […]
Sometimes being a women’s ministry leader can become downright frustrating. The constant task of trying to encourage women to step out in faith, begin using their spiritual gifts, serve in new capacities, accept responsibility, or take a chance at doing something outside of their comfort zone can zap the passion out of our calling to […]
As you recruit volunteers for your ministry in general or for your next event, use this contact form to have a consistent process for gathering the necessary contact and additional information for each one.
Whether your ministry is planning events, leading Bible studies or putting together a community outreach, my guess is you aren’t doing it alone. Hopefully, you have a team of people working together to accomplish what God has put before you to do. And, hopefully, you are taking time to thank your volunteer team for all […]
Building a consistent volunteer base was a daunting task during my early years as director of our local crisis pregnancy center. Since volunteers are the heartbeat of successful ministries, I knew I needed to give careful attention to their needs by engaging and cultivating their interest and skills. There are three crucial points I learned […]
Here are seven essential steps to help make your women’s ministry volunteer program a long-term success. Define why you need volunteers: Every volunteer program must begin with an understanding of why your organization wants or needs volunteer support. At the preliminary stage, it is essential to establish desired outcomes for volunteer involvement. Establishing these outcome […]
My grandmother was a master gardener…without the benefit of formal training. I don’t ever remember hearing her call a plant by its Latin name, but she could grow anything bigger and better than anyone I’ve ever known. We’d walk amid rows of sprouts, and she would occasionally point out a stray shoot and remark, “That […]