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The Secret to Volunteer Retention

August 21, 2014 8:00 AM

A sign loomed outside my son's Sunday school class: "Room closed (unless someone wants to jump in and help today)." Fortunately, it was propped near a door but wasn't yet pulled out into the main area of the hallway....

Love to the Sound Guys

June 12, 2014 8:00 AM

Here at GFL, we love our congregations' sound guys and gals (henceforth, simply the gender-unneutral Sound Guy.) If we're preachers, they help us bear the word to listening ears. If we're children's ministers, they help us to amplify little...

4 Creative Ways to Thank Volunteers

December 21, 2011 10:18 AM

’Tis the season—the season when church leaders and volunteers feel the squeeze of work and family life. From Christmas cards to gift wrapping to party planning, Christmas adds a new dimension to our already hectic lives. And then there’s...


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