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Tips for Re-Engaging Your Volunteers

Our communities are experiencing rapid changes in how they meet, communicate, and support one another. But while many services across the nation have been put on hold, the passion of your volunteers has never wavered, and they may be looking for your guidance on how they can best continue to serve. After conversations with Ministry Scheduler Pro users, we've put together resources on how you can use MSP to help! Here are a few ideas on how you can "repurpose" your volunteers to serve in other ways:

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Best Practices for Effective Holiday Volunteer Scheduling

Christmas is right around the corner, and for a ministry scheduler, that means busy days ahead. Wondering how you can keep your volunteer scheduling in order during the most hectic time of the year? As a previous volunteer scheduler at my church, I’ve put together some ideas to help you get started.

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7 Creative Ways to Say Thank You to Church Volunteers

The holiday season is upon us, and with that, you’ll need to think beyond ministry scheduling and consider new and creative ways to say “thank you” to ministry volunteers who have given of their time and energy. Take a look at the following seven suggestions for new ideas!

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4 Ways to Develop and Encourage Ministry Leaders

Having the right leadership in place is vital for the life of your church. This isn’t just true of paid ministry staff. Lay leaders are also important. When it comes to volunteer leadership roles — from ministry scheduling to teaching and leading — knowing how to develop volunteers’ skills and provide feedback is essential. Consider the following ideas to help grow and develop the volunteer ministry leaders at your church.

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How to Use Stories to Inspire, Train, and Recruit Volunteers

It’s no secret that humans are hardwired to engage with stories. From parables to Shakespearean plays, people have always been fascinated by the lives of others. So what does this mean for ministry leaders? It means that if you want to engage volunteers, share stories with them.

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Get Fresh Ministry Ideas from Volunteers

If you’ve been serving in ministry for any length of time, you know how easy it is to get caught up in the administrative tasks. After spending so much time in the details, looking for fresh, new ideas can be daunting. But you don’t have to do it alone! If you want to gain a fresh look at the work of your church, look no further than your volunteers.

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3 Ways to Enhance Ministry Planning

You’ve likely discovered it can be challenging to celebrate success and plan for progress amid the hustle and bustle of ministry. However, if you want to be more intentional when creating goals for your ministry, start by taking a look at the past year.

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Ministry Scheduler Pro’s New Release: Greater Flexibility to Do or Delegate

The work of ministry schedulers is important to the life of the church, but it can be challenging to schedule and connect dozens — or even hundreds — of volunteers. That’s why we built the newest version of our ministry scheduling software to give ministry schedulers more tools and flexibility.

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4 Reasons to Delegate in Ministry

While some may follow Napoleon Bonaparte's advice that “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself,” anyone who has tried to lead a ministry knows that this management style is a recipe for frustration. Instead, healthy leadership means you must identify, train, and empower others to effectively work alongside you. And that means delegating.

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MSP User Spotlight: St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

With approximately 1,400 families who come together to worship at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, it takes 85 volunteers each week to ensure that masses run smoothly. The task of communicating with and scheduling volunteers at St. Gabriel is enormous, so in 2007, the ministry schedulers began using Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) to streamline volunteer scheduling for liturgy.

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