Your people are good at what they do. Of course they are—God made them that way. But do they know they are? Often times, the only difference between filling a spot and serving with passion is the empowering knowledge that comes from training. But many times the training they need is not available at the time and place they need it.
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I am responsible for my church’s youth, children and preschool programs. Each ministry has a separate leadership team which meets monthly. And honestly I have been struggling with the best way to train such a wide array of volunteers. At first, I tried scheduling a big training event for each group every year or two. But it seemed like some of my long-term volunteers were not interested in doing training anymore. So then I shifted to trying to include 10 minutes of training in each of our monthly meetings. This has worked better, but there are somethings you simply can’t cover in 10 minutes.
I am interested in checking out Ministry Grid, though. It would allow me to do more in-depth training while giving my leaders the freedom to do training on their schedule. I have a few leaders who do not do internet at all though. I think I remember reading somewhere that Ministry Grid had an option for those people. Is there any non-internet based way for leaders to do the training?
Minister to Youth and Children
Haywood Hills Baptist Church
I am our church’s children’s director. All my workers including my self are volunteer. Some of us really love what we do and do it with passion, but some of us are burnt out. I try to hand out new learning material and do trainings to help but not many show up anymore. Our events that we hold keep getting smaller in number on workers and kids and we need help desperately. We have great people but we have just lost our love of doing it. I would love to learn more and help our children’s dept grow.
Each week I send out an e-mail to every single children’s ministry volunteer. This weekly update is broken down into sections so a leader only has to look at the announcements for their particular ministry. This e-mail also always has a weekly training attachment. This attachment is something I have recently seen that I think my volunteers could use, it can be anything from a scanned document or website link.
I think most of volunteers read the e-mail for announcements, but only about a third regularly read the training attachment.
Each year I have one training meeting with each specific children’s ministry at the church. For example September 8 I will provide lunch for all of the children’s Sunday School teachers and we will go over new policies and procedures and look at the changes to Bible Teaching for Kids (Bible Studies for Life).
These annual meetings are usually very well attended.
Each year we offer at least one offsite training opportunity for each ministry such as our Association’s annual Sunday School conference. Even though we will pay for these opportunities, most of our leaders are not willing to go, even if it is fairly local.
Children’s Pastor, Hampton First Baptist