Got Volunteers?

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This site is for people who lead church volunteers, who want healthier volunteerism at their church, or who want to mobilize people for the church’s mission. This site is all about healthy church volunteerism through equipping people to do what God has called them to do.

View “What is Equipping?” — a short visual/audio presentation that explains equipping volunteers. You can also download this free presentation, with accompanying materials, here.

Use the tools at the right, and the top navigation, to discover what’s here. Use the comments to share your ideas and questions and let us know what else you’d like to see here.

This site was recently moved and redesigned by two smart, dedicated and time-challenged people. Please let me know if you find broken links or other problems.

Note: You may experience a problem with the store and the payment process. We’re working on fixing it. If needed, email karen@theequipper.org for alternate payment options.

 

2 Comments

  • Debbie commented on December 1, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for the useful information. What happens when you throw these types of parties & there is so little interest that no one, or very few attend? The older volunteers have retired 1-3 times & no one seems to want to step up to the bat to continue volunteering.

    • Karen Kogler commented on December 18, 2015 Reply

      Thanks for the comment, Debbie. (My apologies for taking so long to respond!) Your question describes a very common problem, and there are no simple answers. Here are some thoughts for the leaders, and core volunteers, of a church in that situation to consider. Are the older/retiring volunteers willing to have someone else do the task in a new and different way, or at a different time? Have the non-volunteering participants been asked personally (not in mass publicity) if they’d like to volunteer, or how they might like to volunteer? Is the mission of the church clear, and is there support for it? Is serving in all areas of life taught and encouraged, and have people been asked to share where they are serving outside the church? Are all the tasks needing volunteers ones that are crucial to the church’s mission? No easy answers to any of these questions, but different generations volunteer differently, and while the church’s core teachings never change, the way we ‘do church’ together sometimes does.

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