Have you ever felt like you were being set up to fail? I have. And while I knew in my heart it wasn’t true, I felt like giving up anyway.
I never want anyone on my team to feel like I am not on their side and doing everything I can to ensure their success.
Be sure your volunteers are set up to WIN by answering these five questions. Make sure each person on your team knows how much you value, support, and believe in them.
Q. What do you have planned for team building in the next six months?
Fostering team spirit doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive. A simple meet and greet after service (with cookies and punch) or an open house (in your area…or even in your own home) can create an opportunity to get to know your people better and foster relationships within the team. Here are some more ideas to help get you started.
Q. What training do your volunteers need?
There are many online options for providing training in specific areas, including the CVC website. Take a minute to review the courses offered and see what gaps your team might need to fill. (Courses are free for CVC members.)
Q. What areas would you like to challenge your team (and yourself) to grow in?
Perhaps you could do a short-term book study, meeting once a week for 4 or six weeks. Try Group’s Growing In Your Gifts or one of the Simply Relevant Bible studies for women, depending on the make-up of your team.
Q. Have you started planning an end of the year celebration?
Now is a great time to get this event on the church calendar (before May fills up). Assemble your core team (and anyone with creative ideas) to come up with a fun and memorable event.
Of course you don’t have to wait till the end of the year to show your volunteers how much you appreciate them! You can do that anytime…here are some ideas to Love Your Team today!
Q. Are your background checks current?
This is especially important if you have new volunteers who started serving in the middle of the year. How often should we recheck? is a helpful resource, as well as our free report, 8 Steps to Implementing a Background Check Program.
Answer these five questions (and utilize the ideas and resources provided) and your team will be re-energized and ready to finish the year strong!
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