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5 Keys to Keeping Volunteers Long Term

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How do you entice volunteers to stick around long term? (Lightstock)

Enticing volunteers to stick around for the long haul can be a challenging proposition. What's the secret?

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How to Recruit a Steady Group of Positive Volunteers

Volunteers
Do you have a group of positive volunteers or ones simply going through the motions?

It’s not easy to bring enthusiastic volunteers into the fold at church. Here are some suggestions on how to attract them.

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How to Create a Culture of Serving

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Here are some tips for recognizing, appreciating and recruiting volunteers at your church.

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8 Suggestions for Improving Your Church’s Grief Care

Grief-church-careLoss is hard. Although everyone handles grief differently, I’m convinced that nobody handles it easily.

One of the ways that Christ comforts His children is through His body—the church. Romans 12:15 reminds us to “weep with those who weep” (ESV). After all, that’s what Jesus did. When His friend Lazarus died, He wept with Mary and Martha over their loss (John 11:35).

So when Jesus gives us, His ambassadors on earth, an opportunity to represent Him through comforting those experiencing loss; we must not take it lightly. That’s why I think it is vital that every church think through their own “care plan” now.

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How Great Is Your Faithfulness?

Greg-Mauro-PreachingWhile we live in a world that celebrates jumping from one relationship to the next, faithfulness has taken a backseat to self-interest. And sad to say, the church world appears to be not far behind, as Christians hop from one church, one ministry and one message to the next.

All of that is motivated by the bottom line—what’s in it for me and what’s best for me?

Like honor, faithfulness is big in God’s eyes yet certainly not valued highly in the day and age we live in.

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O-B-E-Y Spells Success in Ministry

Spain-Crusade-2001There is a four-letter word that will sentence you to success as your serve another person’s ministry: O-B-E-Y! Obedience is coming under the authority of your mentor. In other words, submission is the key.

Elisha came under the authority of Elijah and received the blessing of the double portion:

“And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, 'Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?' Elisha said, 'Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.' So he said, 'You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so'” (2 Kings 2:9-10).

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