How To Handle Turnover In Your Ministry

Steps to Keep Them and Steps to Help Them Leave

I wish I could tell you that I’ve had a 100% retention rate for volunteers in my ministry.  I wish I could tell you that people have only left because of positive reasons.  That would be a lie.


People will leave your ministry and it hurts when they do.  You might want to take it personally but the truth is there are many reasons.  But, is it possible to avoid turnover?  

Recruiting And Training Volunteers To Become Leaders

Summer Ministry Vlog Week 2016 #SMVWeek16

Recruiting and training volunteers can be a tough task.  In this video blog Chris talks about some of the things he’s learned over the years.  This video post is a part of the Summer Ministry Vlog Week 16 #SMVWeek16.

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Who To Recruit For Your Core Team

3 Questions You Have To Ask Every Potential Leader

Every ministry is meant to grow.  As more volunteers, teens and opportunities cross your plate so does the need to build a leadership team.

Your leadership team is a group of people who are not only willing to sacrifice time but take your ministry to a new level.  To know who needs to be on your core leadership team depends on how they answer the following questions:

Why Your Ministry Needs Crowd Ministers

4 Reasons they make your ministry better

The backbone of our student ministry is small groups. It’s where teens feel connected and are able to go deeper in their faith.  While small group leaders are essential they wouldn’t be successful without crowd ministers.

What are crowd ministers?  They are the men and women who extend your capability as a manager.  With them you’ll be able to create environments and opportunities for teens to grow.  They are the men and women who:

Why Volunteers Will Leave Your Ministry

5 Crucial Areas To Address To Reduce Turnover

Volunteers will leave.  It’s a reality of our ministry and no matter the reason it always hurts.  However, the part that haunts us the most is not knowing why.

Life will happen, obstacles will get in the way and people will leave; however, if you want to know the why and reduce the rate of turnover in your ministry you need to address these 5 Crucial Areas: