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Newsletter Archives

2022

March 22, 2022 – Recruiting 101: Don’t Do this!; It’s About Time for Everyday Serving

2021

December 14, 2021 – Church Volunteerism in a Changed World
November 2, 2021 – How to Discourage Your Church’s Volunteers
August 26, 2021 – Where in the World is The Equipper?
January 27, 2021 – Were We Ready? Covid’s Impact on Church Volunteerism

2020

November 3, 2020 – A Look at My Serving
August 6, 2020 – Could Less Be More?
May 12, 2020 – A New Normal

2017

August 3, 2017 – What Can a Volunteer Coordinator Do for Your Church?
May 17, 2017 – How to Delegate
February 15, 2017 – A Good Start: Orientation and Training
January 10, 2017 – Inviting Seniors to Serve

2016

December 13, 2016 – The Power of Stories
October 24, 2016 — Parent Volunteers
July 19, 2016 — Where’s the Joy?

2015

December 1, 2015 — Ministry Fairs and Gift Surveys
October 1, 2015 — Consider Your In’s and Out’s
July 29, 2015 — All About Recruiting
June 22, 2015 — Peaches or Lettuce?
March 31, 2015 — In My Living Room? A Cross-Cultural Confession
February 17, 2015 — They ARE Volunteering!
January 20, 2015 — Website Unveiled

2014

October 28, 2014 — Paid or Volunteer?
September 3, 2014 — When Parents Volunteer
August 11, 2014 — What’s Your Everyday Equipping Score?
July 1, 2014 — How to Fire a Volunteer
June 2, 2014 — Train Every Volunteer
May 1, 2014 — Map Your Assets
April 2, 2014 — Mapping the Church
March 3, 2014 — Volunteer Gifts They’ll Really Appreciate
February 3, 2014 — Volunteers: Going to the Dogs
January 2, 2014 — How to Delegate

2013

June 13, 2013 — Screening our Volunteers
May 1, 2013 — The Power of Stories
March 12, 2013 — How to Help New Members Serve
February 5, 2013 — Simple Volunteering
January 3, 2013 — How I Learned to Look Outward

2012

December 1, 2012 — He’s Calling You
September 20, 2012 — The Church has Left the Building
June 1, 2012 — Are You a Good Steward of Others’ Gifts?
April 1, 2012 — Church Volunteerism and the Movies
February 1, 2012 — Recruiting Tips

2011

December 1, 2011 — A Devil’s Viewpoint
November 1, 2011 — A Team Leader’s Survival
October 1, 2011 — Acts of the Non-Apostles
September 1, 2011 — How to Eat an Elephant
July 1, 2011 — When My Volunteer is Smarter than Me
May 1, 2011 — Protecting People and Ministry
April 5, 2011 — Goals Get Us Going
March 7, 2011 — How to Delegate
February 1, 2011 — Volunteer Gifts They’ll Really Appreciate
January 1, 2011 — Canned Peaches or Fresh Lettuce?

2010

November 4, 2010 — Profile: How Does a Garden Grow?
October 6, 2010 — Stories: God’s, Mine, Yours, Others’
September 1, 2010 — How to Recruit Church Volunteers
August 2, 2010 — Building a Family
July 1, 2010 — A Smokin’ Ministry Fair
June 1, 2010 — Smiles at St. Peter
May 3, 2010 — Remember the Middle
April 1, 2010 — Inviting EVERYONE to Serve
March 2, 2010 — Lord, What are You Calling Me to Do?
February 1, 2010 — Simple Volunteering
January 4, 2010 — Asset Mapping

2009

December 1, 2009 — When Dreams Should Die
November 2, 2009 — How to Assess & Improve Volunteerism
October 1, 2009 — Ministry Fair
September 1, 2009 — Sacred and Secular Volunteering
August 1, 2009 — How to Fire a Volunteer
July 1, 2009 — God Knits a Plan
June 1, 2009 — About Time and Talent Surveys
May 1, 2009 — Screwtape Writes on Church Volunteerism?
April 1, 2009 — DO Something with that Interesting Article
March 1, 2009 — Volunteers are not Free
February 1, 2009 — Helping New Members Serve
January 1, 2009 — Christmas Gifts

2008

December 1, 2008 — Hungry for Relationships
November 1, 2008 — “Just” a Volunteer
October 1, 2008 — When Parents Volunteer
September 1, 2008 — A Modern Parable of the Talents
August 1, 2008 — Profile of an Equipping Church: A Culture of Serving; Immanuel Lutheran, Macomb, Michigan
July 1, 2008 — Profile of an Equipping Church: Beginnings at St. Peter Lutheran, Arlington Heights, Illinois
June 1, 2008 — Volunteering as We Age
May 1, 2008 — How to Discourage Your Church’s Volunteers
April 1, 2008 — How One Church Invites Members into Ministry?
March 1, 2008 — Volunteer Ministry Entrepreneurs
February 1, 2008 — So, What do YOU do?
January 3, 2008 — The Acts of the Non-Apostles

2007

December 1, 2007 — Governance Change . . . Volunteerism Change?
November 1, 2007 — Profile of an Equipping Church: Cross Lutheran, Yorkville, IL
September 10, 2007 — How to Recruit
July 19, 2007 — Lessons of a Book Bee
June 22, 2007 How to Be a Boss
May 7, 2007 — Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership
April 9, 2007 — Start Talking!
March 3, 2007 — The How-to’s of Job Descriptions
January 31, 2007 — No Train, No Gain
January 6, 2007 — Mary the Servant

2006

December 10, 2006 — How to Improve Volunteerism
November 11, 2006 — How to Assess Volunteerism at Your Church
October 28, 2006 — Tending the Flame
October 4, 2006 — How to Delegate
September 20, 2006 — How to Fire a Volunteer