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Benny and Kelli Ferguson | Volunteer Culture: Moving People from Sitting to Serving

This audio recording is from one of our breakout sessions at the 2018 CMN Conference. In this session Benny and Kelli Ferguson lead a discussion about what it means to have a volunteer culture and how to encourage people to experience God through serving others.

Recruiting Small Group Leaders

Recruiting small group leaders may be simpler than you think.

Jeff Leake | Raising Up Volunteers for Multiplication

When you grow and multiply there will always be more to do than you can do by yourself. Being able to connect your attendees to service is a critical part of discipleship and overall effectiveness in executing the vision God has given you to multiply your church. In this video Jeff Leake, Lead Pastor of Allison Park Church in Pennsylvania talks about how to create onramps for people to get involved in the church.

Jason Patterson | Redefining Leadership Development

Jason Patterson, lead pastor of Parkside Church Indy, talks about how their church plant changed the way they look at leadership development to bring out the full potential of their staff and volunteers.

Wayne Northup | How to Build the Perfect Church Volunteer

When you're leading a church, it's important to coach your volunteers in the competencies they need the most. In this episode of CMN Less Than Ten, Wayne Northup, lead pastor of Saints Community Church in New Orleans, shares how their church trains its volunteers in 15 core attributes they believe every leader should have.

Mike Santiago | How to Make Volunteering Easy

In this video Mike Santiago, Lead Pastor of Focus Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, talks about how to recruit new volunteers. Volunteers are an essential part of a healthy church and service is one of the primary ways people experience hands-on discipleship. This video will map out how to effectively invite people to serve and connect them in the right spot when they do.

Jonathan Hardy | 7 Steps for Onboarding Volunteers

Recruiting and keeping volunteers can be difficult. Having a system for recruiting, training, and communicating with volunteers will make this process better. In this video Jonathan Hardy from Leaders.Church maps out how to build a volunteer system.

Volunteer Badge Template

When you walk into a church for the first time it's helpful to know who to talk to if you have questions. Having clear ways to make your volunteers stand out will make it easy for people to quickly identify who to go to if they need anything. An easy way to do this is with a custom volunteer badge. Below you can find a file package to download that you can edit to fit your church's needs. This resource was generously provided by Pastor Ryan Nissley and the Grace Church team in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Background Check Example Template

Getting background checks on volunteers is crucial to maintain a healthy and safe environment in many areas of the church, especially when it involves working with minors. Obtaining a background check should be easy in the volunteer orientation process. This downloadable form is an example of a background check form you can use to obtain the information necessary to run a check. Feel free to download it and edit it to fit your church's needs. This resource was provided by NewSpring church for more resources from the check out

Set Up and Tear Down Play Book

The goal of the Set Up and Pack Up Team is to create a welcoming and inviting place where people can come to find and follow Jesus. We focus on creating that experience every step of the way by supporting other ministries and literally building the Church every week to worship! The document below is an example of a playbook that can help train and guide this volunteer team. When volunteers know what is expected of them it helps you give more attention to mentoring and leadership development. Feel free to download and edit it to fit your needs. This resource was provided by Rockhills Church.