Scheduling 675 active volunteers serving at 5 weekly services is no small task. However, since 2012, Paul Fell, Directory of Liturgy and Music at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has accomplished all of this and more with the help of Ministry Scheduler Pro.
There is probably one idea as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in church ministry — how do we equip and empower more volunteers to get involved in the life and mission of our church? Before you have your next ministry fair, learn the three questions you need to consider when you're working to turn church attendees into ministry volunteers.
Communication is at the heart of any volunteer ministry. As a result, it’s important to engage volunteers by frequently sharing relevant information so they feel connected and informed. Discover five ideas to make sure every email you send to volunteers is engaging, personal, and fresh!
Like most schedulers, Pamela Smith of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church often found herself digging through spreadsheets and email chains to create ministry schedules. Her ongoing task was to coordinate 2-3 weekly Acolyte schedules for 12-36 Acolytes. After completing a schedule, Pamela found a postcard in the mail about Ministry Scheduler Pro, so she decided to give the MSP a try.
Notice a difference when checking your schedules from your mobile device? Read on to learn more about the new Ministry Scheduler Pro Web Terminal mobile experience changes and how you stand to benefit!
How can you create a culture of service at your church? Beyond recruiting, engaging, and scheduling volunteers, it’s important to ensure that service is embedded in the life of your church. Try implementing some of these ideas when deciding how to help church members see service as the norm.
Don’t let the summer fly by without using it to your advantage. Use this summer to let your church volunteers know you appreciate them! Use it to recruit new volunteers, train people, and find new ways to work with other ministries. Take advantage of June, July, and August to bring new excitement, knowledge, and volunteers to the important work being done at your church.
The people of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church have been coming together to worship, learn, and support each other for nearly 150 years. Today, with 300 volunteers and 10 ministries to organize, ministry scheduling is central to the life of the church.
Whether volunteers work on a one-time community service project or dedicate their time to regular, scheduled ministries in the church, taking time to make sure your volunteers feel appreciated is vital to creating a thriving volunteer program. So how can you show volunteers that you appreciate them? Although the options are endless, here are three ideas to consider as you begin to incorporate gestures of appreciation into your ministries.