As we embrace the new normal of scheduling church services and volunteers, whether it's for online or in-person services, it's important to know there are tools available to make this new reality easier. Here are three ways to accommodate the changes happening in your church while still making it easy to resume consistent scheduling when the time comes.
This year has already been unpredictable, to say the least! With the holidays on the horizon, you may be wondering what special needs might need to be accommodated for services that already require extra attention and volunteers. Putting a plan together now for this year's schedule not only reduces the stress of planning and organizing of volunteers in a time of unknowns, but it also creates a process that will help for future holiday scheduling that might look a little bit more like it has in the past.
Recognizing a volunteers' time and effort, whether formally with thank-you events or awards, or informally through simple acts of gratitude, is an easy way to reward and encourage future participation.
Here are four of the most popular scheduling methods that you can use individually or in combination with each other, to create a volunteer schedule for your church.
Church services in the coming weeks may look very different than the last time we gathered back in March, and it may be helpful to think of this as launching a new church rather than trying to return to how things used to be. By approaching your reopening in this way, you’ll be better equipped to identify the ways that your volunteer program needs to adapt to succeed.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.