Equipping Ministry Leaders to Equip the Saints

How to Develop and Sustain a Volunteer Culture

November 13, 2018

This post is a contribution from Dale Sellers, the Executive Director of 95Network. Read more about him here. As I’ve worked with churches over the years, one topic that leaders consistently struggle with is the development of a strong volunteer culture. Churches depend on volunteers. But it often feels like…

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TrainedUp Releases Free Security Training Videos For Churches

November 1, 2018

Jacksonville, FL – November 1, 2018 — TrainedUp, the leading church volunteer training platform, today announced that they have released 27 security training videos, free of charge, to help churches and places of worship prepare for tragedies including active shooter situations. After yet another tragic shooting that occurred in a…

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Senior Citizen Hospitalized After Church Greeter Lets Door Hit Her

October 25, 2018

Destin, FL — A senior citizen at First Methodist Church got the surprise of her life last Sunday morning. The woman, who had attended the church for forty-seven years, took an unexpected trip to the hospital after a new greeter let the door hit her on her way into the…

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Cafe Worker Burns Down Church In Slow Cooker Debacle

October 25, 2018

Los Angeles, CA — The historic Thirty-First Baptist Church burned down on Sunday afternoon after a cafe volunteer inadvertently turned a slow cooker into a highly pressurized death machine. No one was hurt in the fire, but sources say that this is not the first incident related to a volunteer…

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Starting a Special Needs Ministry for Children in Your Church: Planning for it and Training Your People

October 25, 2018

Four summers ago, while working at my church as the Director of Special Needs, I met a six-year-old boy named Judah. My first encounter with Judah started with a frantic call from our elementary classroom stating that he had escaped. He had become overstimulated by all the toys, music, and…

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3 Big Lessons that Pastors Should Learn from Casey Neistat About Influence

October 23, 2018

It was a couple years ago when I first heard of Casey Neistat. His videos were my initiation to a whole new world of video. Before Casey, I thought YouTube was for cats. Casey had been on YouTube long before I found him. In fact, I think I found him…

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3 Key Takeaways From My First Time Guest Experience At A Local Church

October 15, 2018

Where I live in Texas there is almost literally a church on every corner. There are old churches, new churches, large churches, and small churches. There are churches that young people love and churches where the average age is 70+. I believe that in each of these churches, there is…

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security training for church volunteers

Where to Start with Church Security Training

October 8, 2018

When it comes to security at your church, few churches get it right. Most churches settle for a volunteer walking the grounds during services. Some have a security team roving on golf carts while others opt to hire an off-duty police officer to maintain presence on campus. In reality, every…

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Church Organizational Charts: Benefits, Types, and How to Build One Yourself

September 25, 2018

Every church needs an organizational chart. An org chart is a visualization of your entire organization. Org charts are traditionally hierarchical and show the relationship of each person to one another with both employees and leadership included. How You Can Benefit from Having an Organizational Chart Org charts are useful…

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