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!

 

Episode 002: Frank Bealer on Volunteers Who Lead Like Staff

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In this episode, I talk with Frank Bealer about how to help volunteers lead like staff. At Elevation Church, volunteers are empowered to lead in big ways in every ministry. We talk about what those roles look like, how to recruit to them, what Elevation does to help volunteers get their culture and how they ensure volunteers are cared for and heard from.

You’ll want to follow Frank on social media as well as check out his blog, and all of that is in the links below.

Frank Bealer

Connect with Frank on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

FamilyMinistry.Church

Elevation Church

Links Mentioned in this Episode

eKidz Worship Album – One in a Million

eKidz Worship Album – Undefeated

Elevation Code (Values)

4 eKidz Values in addition to The Code

Free Resources from Elevation

eKidz Faith Starter Kit (for parents talking with their kids about salvation)

Wufoo Forms

Volunteer Recommitment Process (how it’s managed)

Volunteer Recommitment Survey (volunteers complete, changes slightly each time)

Volunteer Renewal Tracking Report

Hits & Misses / Weekend Exchange

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This is an upcoming e-Single by Frank on 5 Ways to Recruit Small Group Leaders All Year Long. Think of it as a short e-book. I’ve read it. It’s great and it will be available soon on Amazon. When it is available, I’ll update this link and mention it in the intro of the current podcast so you’re aware, because you don’t want to miss it!

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Next Episode: Christine Kreisher

In the next episode, we talk with Christine Kreisher, Family & Connections Pastor at GT Church, about the book she co-authored: The Volunteer Project: Stop Recruiting and Start Retaining. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Episode 001: Elle Campbell on Small Groups and Partnering With Parents

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In this episode, we talk with Elle Campbell about how to transition to small groups in your ministry and how to partner with parents. While student ministry is the context, everything discussed applies to children’s ministry as well. Elle, along with her husband Kenny, work for Orange and help churches lead great student ministries. Prior to that, they led a great middle school ministry in Buffalo, NY.

Kenny & Elle have created a ton of helpful student ministry resources for church leaders and we talk about most of those in this episode. You can also find links to those in the show notes.

Elle Campbell

Connect with Elle on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

ElleCampbell.org

Orange

The Chapel

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Stuff You Can Use

Youth Ministry Labs

Youth Ministry Answers Podcast

Lead Small Book

Lead Small Culture Book

Small Group Leader + Parent Breakfast Kit

Student Volunteer Handbook

Sustainable Youth Ministry

Middle School Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Early Adolescents

The Orange Conference

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Next Episode: Frank Bealer

In the next episode, we talk with Frank Bealer, Family Pastor at Elevation Church, about how to help volunteers lead like staff. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!