In this episode, I spend time chatting with Kenny Conley about some stats from a survey on staff and volunteer ratios in kidmin and student ministry. Then, we continue the conversation around a new survey just developed to gather new information on the state of staffing and volunteers in churches post-pandemic.
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Key comparisons between the NEW and the OLD survey:
- This is not about what’s “right” or “better”, but it is about seeing where other churches are around similar size
Average church from the original survey:
- Children’s Ministry – a ratio of one full-time staff member for every 98 kids (1:98 or full-time equivalent – FTE)
- Youth Ministry – 1:51
***It’s not about the number of staff, but how many hours of staff
Average ratio for volunteers:
- Children's Ministry – 4 volunteers to every 5 kids (4:5)
- These volunteers, however, did not serve every week
- Youth Ministry – one volunteer for every 5 students (1:5)
- It’s not about the number of volunteers as much as it is about whether or not the ministry is adequately and efficiently staffed for each weekend
***The new survey results will include info regarding post-COVID ministry, how Saturday or mid-week services affect staffing, what digital ministry looks like for churches, and much more.
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- Take the survey (book call)
- Take the survey (talk with leadership)
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