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Episode 034: Andy Needham on Training and Equipping Volunteers

In this episode, I talk with Andy Needham. Andy is part of an organization called Greenhouse that puts on one-day children’s ministry volunteers training and a one-day youth ministry volunteers training.We walk through what he and his team have learned in doing these events and how we can take those lessons to better train and equip our own volunteers.

Andy Needham

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Email: andy@berea.org

Berea.org

Greenhouse.Training

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Lead Kids – Children’s ministry volunteers training

Lead Youth – Youth ministry volunteers training

Simply Worship – A day of equipping and encouraging worship and tech leaders

Joni and Friends – A ministry dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with those affected by disability all around the world

Ministry Books – List of over 100 books for ministry leaders

Action Items

  1. Provide opportunities for your leaders and volunteers to hear from other leaders
  2. Take your team to Lead Kids or Lead Youth, or go individually and bring back ideas for training and networking in your area
  3. Create a plan to invest in your volunteers this year. Maybe begin having one-on-ones or scheduling regular trainings and vision nights.

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Next Episode: Sam Luce

In the next episode, I interview Sam Luce. Sam and I talk about his journey leading children’s ministry and the tension between making it fun and entertaining for kids versus discipling them and growing their faith.