“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” (Matthew 6:20)
Invest in staff and volunteers so that they may more effectively fulfill their calling to service, thereby enriching the spiritual life in the community.
How much time and energy is spent redoing or rechecking the work of staff and volunteers, replacing ineffective volunteers and counseling those who burnout? Priests often list volunteer management as one of the top challenges to parish administration and parish development. They cite non-reliability, inconsistency, failure to follow through and downright incompetency as sources of friction and frustration. There may be a better way. It’s not fail-safe but it can make a meaningful difference in staff and volunteer effectiveness, dependability and efficiency. Invest in staff training and development! The article below offers a few simple suggestions for implementing a staff and volunteer training program both within the parish and also utilizing outside resources. Reap the benefits when lights go on for staff and volunteers about an improved or even radically different and more effective way to perform their work.
The above document is available in PDF format for viewing and printing in larger font here: Impact Investing for Dynamic Parish Development