040 - Leading Volunteers

Recently it seems the topic of volunteers has been coming up a lot in my area. I decided to sit down and discuss the topic of caring for volunteers a little bit more with New Life's Online Campus Pastor, Tom Pounder. He shares some of his insight into leading volunteers for more than just an outcome, but also because we care for them as image bearers of God. Leaders want the best for their volunteers, not because it's good for the leader, but because by it we help volunteers live out the passions God has hard-wired into them.

Much of our conversation came down to these things:

  1. We are stewards of volunteers, not owners!
  2. Get to know volunteers outside of the "work environment!"
  3. Take time to train and disciple your volunteers!
  4. Celebrate the wins with them!
  5. Take responsibility when they don't win!

Take a listen here to episode 040 of the podcast.

Learn more and follow Tom Pounder here.

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024 - Lead From Second

I am partnering with my friend, Tom Pounder, from The YM Sidekick Podcast, to create a new resource for campus pastors. A Facebook group called Lead From Second. If you are in any leadership role in ministry that is not the lead person, this will be a great community for you. We are excited to partner with you in this community to help you impact eternity.

You can check out the group here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/274954576253260/

If we get to 150 members in the first week beginning Monday, February 6th, we are giving away an Amazon Fire TV Stick. If we get to 300 members in the first week, we will also give away a 24" TV. So come join us and then help us spread the word.

010 - 6 Reasons To Celebrate

It is very important for leaders to take time and celebrate wins along the way. Here are 6 reasons why I like to celebrate my volunteers and teams.

1) I want my team fired up and inspired.

2) I want my team to know I'm proud of them.

3) I want my team to recognize progress.

4) I want my team to catch their breath.

5) I want my team to know I enjoy them.

6) I want my team to trust God for the results.

What are some of your reasons for celebrating with your team?

Read the blog - http://www.stanrodda.com/blog/2016/9/26/6-reason-to-celebrate