This exercise is proven to be successful in quickly animating people, vaporizing anxiety and guaranteed to bring forth surprising and heretofore unknown aspects of others’ personality.
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Organize for volunteer management and spend more time preaching, teaching, counseling and visiting the sick and shut-ins.
The Lord Himself was a humble servant. How can we be otherwise?
Challenge parishioners to rise to a higher level of service to God and others by rendering excellent service to them.
Volunteers accept a holy calling to service. They need loving support from parish leadership.
Utilize the information in this article to attract new volunteers to parish service.
Without trust love cannot survive. But when it comes to parish safety blind and unqualified trust should wisely be given to God alone.
Help parishioners experience the deeper and more sustaining purpose of volunteering.
Discover how to improve upon volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, support and retention.
With volunteering comes responsibility. Some of these are surprising, such as the responsibility for self-care.
Volunteers need attention, care and support. Yet priests rarely have the time available to attend to these important tasks. A designated volunteer coordinator is one solution.
In volunteering we emulate our Savior Jesus Christ who by His own good will “volunteered” to become a human being.
It’s a good idea to catalog parishioners’ talents and interests – but only if the information is then acted upon!
Forty ways to examine your volunteer management program and forty possible ways to improve upon it.
Fourteen “markers” to assess excellence in parish council performance.
Outreach is here defined more as gentle evangelization than service to the physically poor and needy, which is also critically important. Ramp up your outreach program to seekers, visitors, the lost, lurkers and shadow Orthodox.
Thoughts and suggestions of new ways to teach and apply stewardship principles.
How parish council members can fulfill one of the key responsibilities of service.
Invest in staff and volunteer training and reap the rewards.
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