This week I pulled together with some ministry leaders and had a Blab conversation about volunteers.I could sit back & limit God in my ministry by saying 'no' for someone. @bekabullard Click To Tweet
If you’ve never blabbed before… it’s kind of fun. The video above shows the ‘Brady Bunch’ style format as each person video chats together. Check it out here.
The four leaders on this call lead in Children’s Ministry at multi-site churches in Ohio, Chicago & Tennessee. And though our multi-site contexts might look very different, our methodology in leading & building volunteer teams is remarkably similar.The best indicator of a strong volunteer leader is that people follow them. @sjdinardo Click To Tweet
Listen in on the conversation and find out more about how these leaders navigate the world of leading volunteers. The conversation jumps right into the tricky world of social media and posting things we wish we hadn’t posted! Then see how the conversation progresses:
How do you recruit high-level volunteers? (7:53)A strong volunteer leader is the person willing to ask hard questions. @debbyalbrecht Click To Tweet
How do you help a volunteer avoid burnout? (20:15)A stretched volunteer may not say they need help. @bekahbullard Click To Tweet
How we empower volunteers & how we might hinder them? (27:00)Can your volunteers make a decision w/o you? Have you given them the opportunity? @bekabullard Click To Tweet
Hear about our experience requiring parents to serve because they have kids in our ministry! (39:40)Require parents to serve in #kidmin? Sure! I should fix your car b/c I own one. @debbyalbrecht Click To Tweet
And find out about one of the biggest personal mistake I’ve made in my 16 years of leading in ministry. (28:49)Only elementary age kids can appreciate my dance moves. @gina_mcclain Click To Tweet
Here are the amazing people I got to chat with:
Listen in about halfway and listen to our own confessions of how we care for ourselves!
Here are some helpful links mentioned in the video:
Jim Wideman – don’t be afraid to recruit busy people; shoulder tap successful, busy people
Are Your Sheep Okay? – We wrote an article together in Children’s Ministry Magazine on how and why we care for volunteers.
Not Normal – a book that wasn’t mentioned… but totally relevant to the discussion. A highly recommended read about leading volunteersLearn More