Episode 008: Amy Fenton on Recruiting Volunteers and VBS

Amy Fenton

In this episode, I talk with Amy Fenton. Amy works for Orange, holding 3 roles in 1. She’s an Orange Specialist, serving church leaders who use their elementary curriculum. She leads their VBS team and she leads Live to Serve, an event Orange puts on for children’s ministry volunteers. We talk about all of that, but we also talk about a time when Amy stepped in to lead children’s ministry at a large church that had almost NO permanent volunteers.

Amy Fenton

Connect with Amy on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

WhatIsOrange.org

The Church at Brook Hills | The People’s Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

LivetoServe.co – Get conference details and register your volunteers for 2016 dates

OrangeVBS.com and 252Basics.com – See how Orange writes its VBS curriculum so that it leads into regular summer programming

CoachingCircles.org – Connect with other KidMin leaders and ministry experts

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Next Episode: Kevin Monahan

In the next episode, I talk with Kevin Monahan. Kevin is the NextGen Pastor at 12Stone Church in Atlanta, GA. 12Stone is a large, multisite church averaging 15,000+ in attendance across 9 campuses. In fact, they launched 5 campuses in one day just a couple years ago! We talk about the challenges of managing multiple teams, multiple ministries, and how that can translate to leading teams of volunteers.

Episode 004: Jim Wideman on Staffing, Hiring, and Deciding If You Should Stay or Go

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In this episode I talk with the great Jim Wideman about an important question everyone asks at one point or another, should I stay (in my current role) or should I go (to a new role)? Jim also talks about the new venture he’s part of to help churches and family ministry leaders connect regarding open positions.

Jim Wideman

Connect with Jim on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

JimWideman.com – Download resources from Jim and purchase any of his books, including:  Stay or Go? and Stretch- Structuring Your Ministry For Growth

Northstar Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

NextGenStaffSolutions.com

KidMinCoach.com – Use code GET10 for 10% off the one-time membership fee

TweetableLeadership.com – Purchase Tweetable Leadership

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Next Episode: Kenny Campbell

In the next episode, we talk with Kenny Campbell about creating a digital strategy for your ministry. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss it!

Episode 003: Volunteers: Stop Recruiting, Start Retaining With Christine Kreisher

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In this episode, I talk with Christine Kreisher, Discipleship Pastor at GT Church in Reading, PA. We talk about the book she co-authored, entitled The Volunteer Project: Stop Recruiting, Start Retaining. Christine would suggest we prioritize volunteer retainment over recruitment, and by doing that we can help do both well.

Christine Kreisher

Connect with Christine on Twitter | Facebook

GT Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

StopRecruiting.com – Download resources from Christine

7 Practices of Effective Ministry (book)

Making Your Children’s Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week (book)

A sample Serve Spotlight Video (played in serve to highlight serving)

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Next Episode: Jim Wideman

In the next episode, we talk with Jim Wideman, a friend, mentor, and Children’s Ministry pioneer who has more wisdom and experience than you can imagine. We talk with Jim about an issue that affects everyone who serves on staff in a local church, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!