#OC15 Breakout Notes: A Weekly Plan to Becoming a Better NextGen Leader

I’m at the Orange Conference this week, and I’m blogging notes from breakouts and main sessions. Here are my notes on the pre-conference breakout entitled… Developing a Weekly Plan to Become a Better NextGen Leader John Huber Matthew 4 – Jesus calls us to be part of his mission, and he will “make you fishers of men”. […]

#OC15 Breakout Notes: 7 Quirks of Incredible Volunteers

I’m at the Orange Conference this week, and I’m blogging notes from breakouts and main sessions. Here are my notes on the pre-conference breakout entitled… 7 Quirks of Incredible Volunteers Start Somewhere Many people never take the first step. The needs are too big. There are too many to choose from. They’re looking for the perfect fit. […]

#OC15 Breakout Notes: Improving Your NextGen Strategy

I’m at the Orange Conference this week, and I’m blogging notes from breakouts and main sessions. Here are my notes on the pre-conference breakout entitled… Creating a Strategy for Improving Your NextGen Strategy – Adam Duckworth Every ministry age group leader should care as much about every age group as they do their own. 5 […]

3 Unique Reasons I’m Excited About Going to the Orange Conference

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time would not be surprised to hear I’m excited about the Orange Conference. I go every year, and I love it every year. I’m always excited about the Orange Conference, and usually for the same reasons: Helpful content Amazing production Great networking Innovative thinking Talk to […]

How to Create a “Can’t Miss” Feel at Your Training Events

This post is part of a series on 7 Keys to an Effective Volunteer Training System. The best way to have strong participation in volunteer trainings is to make the events themselves have a “can’t miss” feel to them. It’s easy to talk about, but hard to create. Encourage & Support Everyone wants to feel encouraged […]

3 Types of Follow Up Needed After Volunteer Training Events

This post is part of a series on 7 Keys to an Effective Volunteer Training System. In the previous post I wrote about the best way to encourage volunteers to attend training events. The personal invite on the front end is critical, but follow up after events is important as well. There are 3 different types […]

The Best Way to Encourage Volunteers to Attend Training Events

This post is part of a series on 7 Keys to an Effective Volunteer Training System. A volunteer training system isn’t very effective if only a small percentage of your team participates in trainings. In talking with other ministry leaders, it’s easy to see that many leaders struggle with this and wish they had greater participation. […]