In this episode, I talk with Jon Birkmire about volunteer directors and coaches. We talk about what it looks like to structure your volunteer team for growth, how you help volunteers lead like staff, and the specific roles each of these leaders can have in preschool, elementary and student ministry.

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Ministry Boost – FREE Webinars

Ministry Boost is hosting 3 FREE webinars this month. You can sign up here.

  • Leading Ministry With the Four Disciplines of Execution Model – June 13 at 2PM EST
  • Innovative Solutions to Solving Your Greatest Staffing Problems – June 20 at 2PM EST
  • Empower Volunteers to Lead Like Staff – June 27 at 2PM EST

Links Mentioned in this Episode


Building a Leadership Team for the Future – NextGen job descriptions for coaches and other leaders, org charts and more

GroupMe – A great tool for team text communication

Action Items

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  2. Get the downloads
  3. Draw your new structure
  4. Recruit one person

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