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Book Review: The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams

Volunteer Teams Book

Have you read The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams? This book has moved into the position of “Top 5 Must Have” books for Kids Ministry.  It is LOADED with information.

My friend Dale Hudson is the author of this amazing book.  This guy has tons of Kids Ministry Experience and really knows his stuff when it comes to kids, volunteers, recruiting, training and motivating.  His blog is loaded with resources and ideas on many different kids ministry related topics.  He has a humble spirit and an amazing servant’s heart.  I have visited the church many times where he was on staff as the Kids Ministry Director and my kids loved being in the kids program there.  He is an international conference speaker and trainer, and I have learned so much from this guy and his experience.  He is the author of several kids ministry books, and his most recent, The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams is one of my favourites. Continue Reading

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Despicable Me video clips for volunteers

Despicable Me

Sometimes I like to show my volunteers a video clip to illustrate a point.  Despicable Me is a great movie that shows an example of Gru doing a not so great job as a dad, and then later, a much better job as a dad.  This illustration can be used when it comes to volunteers in Kids Ministry.  These two Despicable Me video clips illustrate how volunteers can own their role instead of rent it.

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Motivating Volunteers Safety & Procedures Training Volunteers

Kids Ministry Volunteer Training Book – Free Download

Volunteer Handbook

Every year we have a volunteer training event in September.  We review the safety stuff as well as the vision and values.  It’s a chance for new volunteers to learn the basics and returning volunteers to be reminded about why we do what we do.  At this event we review our Volunteer Training Book.  This book outlines our safety policies as well as the need to know info for our Kids Volunteers.

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How to create volunteer training that people will want to come to

Volunteer Training

If you want things to run smoothly in Kids Ministry, it’s probably a good idea to spend some time training your team of volunteers.  However, usually when you mention the word volunteer training, people’s schedules suddenly fill up quickly.  Here are some tips that can help you be successful at creating a volunteer training event that people will want to come to:

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Books My Favourite Kids Ministry Leaders Training Volunteers

The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School

The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School

The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School is on my top 10 for favorite Kids Ministry books!  It’s loaded with ideas.  Aaron Reynolds is a creative writer and story teller, and he shares his experience in this book so that people can do a better job of bringing the Bible to life through story telling.  It’s a must have on your Kids Ministry book shelf.  Continue Reading