13 Articles for Leading Volunteers in Ministry Now

Gain encouragement and practical ideas for leading in this time.
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Lead volunteers through ministry now with encouragement and empowerment.

We’ve compiled some of our best-of Ministry Spark articles for leading volunteers through ministry now. These include articles of encouragement, empowerment, and those with practical ideas for leading in this time.

Hover over each picture to read more about each topic. If you find one you like, simply click through!

The Importance of Faith Formation in Your Volunteers

If we want our kids to follow God, we need to set an example through our ministry leaders.

How to Manage In-Person and Virtual Volunteers Post COVID-19

As COVID-19 regulations keep changing, let’s consider how volunteers might continue to serve.

Creative Roles for the Volunteers at Your Church

Children’s ministry is different, but we can still engage our volunteers and teams!

Here’s How to Inspire a Marathon Mentality in Your Volunteers

Ideas for supporting, encouraging, and empowering your volunteers. Let’s be in ministry together for the long run!

Volunteers: How to Keep the Right People in Your Ministry

Make it your mission—especially in this challenging season—to find and keep volunteers who are on mission.

Recruiting Volunteers: You’re in Competition for Their Time

Show your potential volunteers how ministry can be a blessing—even though they’re busy.

Why You Should Give Your Volunteers a Break

One of the best ways we can love our volunteers is by serving them more than they serve us.

How to Unlock Contagious Excitement in Your Volunteers

It IS possible to have volunteers who expect to make a difference in the next generation!

What I Need to Tell My Kids’ Ministry Volunteers (But I Really Don’t Want To!)

Do you ever struggle to have difficult conversations with your volunteers? Check out these practical ideas on handling awkward/icky/difficult children’s ministry issues!

Volunteers: How to Communicate So They Will Listen

Get (and keep) your volunteers’ attention with these strategies.

11 Children’s Ministry Job Descriptions for Your Ministry

Customize and use these descriptions to help organize the positions that need to be filled in your ministry.


Practical Ideas for Advancing Your Children’s Ministry Now

Two ministry leaders discuss how they have been navigating ministry realities and their plans for moving forward.

How to Lead Volunteers Using the Enneagram

This series examines each of the nine Enneagram types in relation to leading your volunteers!

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Growing Volunteers: Building the Body of Christ in Ministry to Kids and Families

Ministry coach Byron Ragains empowers you minister TO your volunteers, not just through them. It’s a game changer!
Free Guide
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Growing Volunteers: Building the Body of Christ in Ministry to Kids and Families

Ministry coach Byron Ragains empowers you minister TO your volunteers, not just through them. It’s a game changer!
Free Guide
Growing Volunteers cover

Growing Volunteers: Building the Body of Christ in Ministry to Kids and Families

Ministry coach Byron Ragains empowers you minister TO your volunteers, not just through them. It’s a game changer!
Free Guide
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  Updated on April 21, 2021

About the Author

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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