Children's Ministry
Coordinate Training for Sunday Morning
Surprise—Sunday morning may be your best bet to train and retain volunteers, and here's how to do it right.
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Overview

Consistent volunteer training benefits everyone in your ministry, but how can you schedule training so people will attend? The primary reason people cite for not attending training sessions—no matter how creatively organized or well advertised—is that they're too busy. So why not schedule your training sessions at a time that's already blocked out for church activities? Sunday morning, if organized well, may be the right time to add welcome training to your children's ministry.

This tool is adapted from "Design a Volunteer Training Program for Sunday Mornings," a PromiseLand Conference workshop by Sandy Sieber, Robin Geitner, and David Weil. PromiseLand is a ministry of the Willow Creek Association.

This Resource contains all of the following:

Sunday-Morning Benefits and Obstacles
Why Sunday morning? Why not!

Putting the Program in Place
Sunday-morning training requires twice the planning.

Coordinating Special Sunday Leadership
With your regulars busy in training, you’ll need a second squad to handle the action.

Sunday Training Checklist
Planning, programming, staffing, and supplies.


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Topics:Children's ministry, Leadership, Management, Meetings, Spiritual Direction, Sunday school, Volunteer training
Filters:Children's ministry, Children's pastor, Nursery, Sunday school, Sunday school
References:Galatians 6:9
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