Working with volunteers can be tricky. Give them power, but not too much. Treat them with kid gloves but don’t baby them. How should you show your appreciation for their hard work? Can you “fire” a volunteer?

Sexual Abuse Risk and Record Retention

September 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Sexual Abuse Risk and Record Retention

Every child-serving organization is responsible for the protection of children in its care. To discharge that responsibility, the organization should take reasonable steps to create an effective safety system that prevents child sexual abuse. [...]

Simple Steps to Online Safety

January 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Simple Steps to Online Safety

Malware. Ransomware. Identity and data theft. Phishing. Corporate account takeovers. Denial of service attacks. As recent headlines illustrate, cyber attacks are a real and growing risk for all organizations. It’s no longer a question of [...]

Concealed Weapons in Church

July 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Concealed Weapons in Church

As the need for a more formalized approach to security becomes the norm for many churches, some congregations are developing plans and policies to better protect their congregants and staff from active shooters. A matter [...]

Volunteer Hiring

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteer Hiring

Even this title, Volunteer Hiring, probably gets a lot of strange looks and you can hear the words, “You don’t hire volunteers, they volunteer. Their help is a service and a gift to you.” Their [...]

Pastor’s Wives … An Easy Journey?

October 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on Pastor’s Wives … An Easy Journey?

Being a pastor’s wife is not an easy journey. She is expected to be nice, perfect and always available to others. Her family is the poster of Christian living (completely unrealistic). And if you’re looking [...]

Seven Keys to a Successful Church Event

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Seven Keys to a Successful Church Event

From Back-to-School parties, to Thanksgiving outreaches, Christmas Eve candlelight services and more, churches host many events throughout the year. These special events are a great way to reach more people, disciple various groups within the [...]

How to “Fire” a Church Volunteer

July 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on How to “Fire” a Church Volunteer

One question I frequently receive when talking about recruiting and retaining church volunteers is what to do about a volunteer who isn't working out. In other words, how do you “fire” a volunteer? This is obviously [...]