1. What is Church Volunteer Central?
Church Volunteer Central is dedicated to providing church leaders with innovative and effective resources for identifying, equipping, and releasing people into their gift-based ministries. That’s the long way to say we exist to support you and your volunteers with answers to your biggest questions. CVC brings years of experience, top experts, and a host of innovative and practical resources together in one central location.
2. Who would benefit most from using CVC?
Anyone who leads volunteers would benefit from Church Volunteer Central.
This means ministry leaders from all areas of the church: children, youth, adults, equipping, volunteer coordinators, team leaders. Those who work in faith-based nonprofits would benefit from this association, too. If you work with people to do ministry, you’ll be amazed at how well CVC knows and understands your world and your needs.
3. Can I use CVC for background check screening of my volunteers?
CVC offers an outstanding selection of discounted background checks through our partnership with the industry leader, LexisNexis Risk Management. Packages start as low as $9, and you’ll receive your first two for free! Our screening solutions can be used for volunteer or employment purposes. All data is compliant with government regulations and carefully filtered for accuracy. If you’re not already doing background checks, learn more about the peace of mind that comes from this one simple step.
4. How will CVC help me increase the number of volunteers at my church?
There are no quick fixes when it comes to increasing the number of people serving in ministry. But there are proven methods, best practices, and solutions that will help you move people from sitting to serving. Why reinvent the wheel? We’ll give you the tools, and we offer phone consulting to guide you through the processes of being a more effective leader of your volunteers. You’ll also benefit from case studies of what’s working in churches across the country.
5. How will CVC help me train my volunteers?
Equipping volunteers is one of the most important things you can do. It causes several good things to happen:
- It lets volunteers know the church thinks their service is important
- It prepares them to succeed in ministry
- It builds their confidence
- It makes it far more likely they will stay in this ministry
Church Volunteer Central offers a series of online training classes which you can send to your volunteers. They can train at their convenience. You’ll automatically receive confirmation that they’ve taken the class and how they scored. It’s a great way for you to ensure they’re prepared for the job ahead.
Also included is an online spiritual gift assessment which will help your volunteers understand their gifting, so they can find the best match for ministry involvement.
6. Can CVC help me connect with other equipping leaders?
CVC offers regional networks so like-minded professionals can connect in purpose, in prayer, in encouragement, and in fun!
We work together to explore the biblical foundations that call us to multiply ministry. We call it creating an “Ephesians 4 culture.” TeamCVC lets us join our hearts and resources to be a part of something significant that God is doing. So join a network near you and get ready to experience the thrill, challenge, and exhilaration of this movement. We’ll travel this road together.
You can also connect online at CVC Blog. There’s always a conversation waiting for you to join!
7. How is Church Volunteer Central related to Group?
Church Volunteer Central is a part of Group Publishing, Inc.
Group has worked with churches for over 35 years, and has long recognized the need for volunteer solutions. A 2002 summit involving George Gallup confirmed our research: volunteerism is changing in America. Churches just can’t do what they’ve always done—not if they expect to survive.
In early 2003 a retreat was held at Group with 15 of the nation’s leading experts in the field of volunteer leadership. Churches told us they didn’t want another book, video, or magazine to help them be more effective—they wanted a holistic team approach. The seeds were planted to start an association—and Church Volunteer Central was launched in January 2004.
CVC continues to benefit from Group’s ongoing efforts to learn about and deliver solutions for the church’s biggest challenges.
8. How do I join Church Volunteer Central ?
It’s simple, just follow the link to join now!