Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Raise Your Hand

Growing a volunteer ministry is currently a hot topic in the church world. There are books and entire conferences dedicated to the subject. In fact, the sessions on volunteering at our recent conference had over 300 people in attendance, something almost unheard of 3-4 years ago.

Why the interest? In my view, it is because church's have discovered that volunteering is as crucial to those serving as it is to the church. When a person volunteers, he takes ownership of his church and truly connects with the overall vision. The church, of course, benefits immensely; Fellowship Church could simply not function on a weekend without our incredible volunteers. However, when you get people plugged-in to serving, you are allowing them to become part of something larger than themselves, and there are few things more rewarding.

Our CreativePastors team (Full disclosure: I happen to be married to a member of that team!) and Volunteer Ministry have developed a Volunteer Kit to address the question: How do we build a volunteer-driven church? The kit is a combination of resources which lay out the vision of volunteering and how to put it into practice, including many hands-on examples and sample materials.

The Volunteer Kit was released at the Creative Church Conference two weeks ago and we've been blown away by the response. Check it out, and see if it could benefit your church.

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