What if your church had more volunteers than you knew what to do with? Sound far-fetched? It doesn't have to be. Now consultant, pastor, and author Nelson Searcy unveils his secret to doubling your volunteer base in as little as one day. Yes, you read that right.
This step-by-step guide shows church leaders how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers. Taking a comprehensive approach to the often frustrating issue of finding and retaining volunteers, Connect gives leaders the practical insight and tools they need to effectively involve people in serving the local church. It details how to help people see the importance of serving, how to continually raise up new volunteers, how to really delegate, and even how to "fire" a volunteer. Every church leader who has struggled with getting and keeping people active in the church (and that's all of them) will love the practical, workable strategies found here.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Jennifer also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Adopting a Ministry Mindset
1 The Significance of Service: What Ministry Looks Like 27
2 Clarifying Your Theology of Ministry: Eight Biblical Principles for an Effective System 39
Part 2 Creating Opportunity
3 A First Step into Service: Generating Points of Entry 55
4 The Power of New Beginnings: Recruiting New People for Ministry 71
5 Igniting Involvement: Additional Ways to Mobilize Volunteers 85
Part 3 Cultivating the Ministry Ladder
6 Lake and Ladders: Helping Volunteers Take the Next Step 103
7 Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Suggestions, Tips, and Tactics 119
8 Calling Out the Called: Guiding People into Full-Time Vocational Ministry 135
Part 4 Celebrating and Reproducing Servants
9 Ongoing Recruitment and Reproduction: The Key to a Constant Flow of Volunteers 147
10 Creating a Culture of Celebration: Showing Gratitude to People Who Serve 157