Ways to Engage Volunteers

I have been in more than a few meetings this year when someone at the table said "people don't volunteer like they used to" or "we just don't have enough volunteers."  Churches should be about helping every member (as well as every active participant!) be engaged in ministry.  Creating a congregational culture that promotes volunteerism doesn't happen by chance. Phil Bowdle, creative arts director at West Ridge Church (Atlanta, GA), recently shared four ways his congregation improved their Read More …

No Verbal Announcement for ____

At some point during the worship service most congregations include a time for verbal announcements.  This content is often reinforced by printed material in the bulletin/worship guide and/or data projected on a screen.  While those responsible for the success of just about any and everything that happens on the church campus often desire a verbal announcement, most opportunities simply do not deserve to be highlighted in that manner. Phil Bowdle, Communications Director at West Ridge Read More …