Every church struggles with having enough volunteers and leaders. But are the leaders you have well-trained, well-equipped and prepared for the task ahead? Carey Nieuwhof talks with Trained Up founder Scott Magdalein on how to train more leaders more efficiently.
Welcome to Episode 93 of the Podcast.
Guest Links: Scott Magdalein
3 Things You Can Do Right Away
The way people think about church is changing, so how you develop volunteers has to change. Scott is tech-savvy app developer who has used his talents to develop a self-service platform for ministry training. This is what he says produces the best results from volunteers:
- Have a consistent goal for what they want to achieve. Churches who benefit the most from their training programs have a definition of what it looks like when they accomplish a goal. As yourself, “Who do I want this person to be, and what do I expect from them?”
- Have a clear plan for every person. Have a plan for people in leadership by specifying the training environment and where their talents will be used. It defines the vision and how it’s executed. A plan for each person keeps the volunteer in the seasonal flow and maintains consistency.
- Your mindset has to shift. You have to make the decision to stop filling positions and start developing people. The resources are there, the encouragement is there, and the tools are there. It’s not complicated to get it done; you just have to make the decision to do it. When you embrace the changes in church culture, how you think about the future of your mission becomes a priority.
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