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Today's Featured Article

Need Volunteers?

APT for Volunteers
                   
By: Angela Simmons
                 This lesson was originally posted in The Children's Ministry Vault area of our website.
 

               


We don't have very many volunteers in our children's ministry right now, so I came up with the following idea to try and recruit volunteers while making the present ones feel appreciated.

Each month I have scheduled a Super Saturday event for the kids (usually the last Saturday of the month). On the same Saturdays, I have planned what I call APT Meetings for our volunteers. Super Saturday always starts at 11AM and includes lunch, and APT always starts at 6PM and includes dinner.

The name 'APT' stands for 'Appreciation Plus Training' and the word 'apt' means relevant or appropriate, so it's an 'apt' name :o)

For each month, I have come up with a theme for the dinner and a training topic. We will start with dinner (I will decorate nicely and have soft music playing), then move to fellowship for a few minutes, then to 'sign-up for service' (I'll discuss current needs and ask for volunteers), then to the training, which will be an informal discussion of ideas and brainstorming, for the most part. For now, I will be providing the training, but I hope to have special guest speakers coming in within a few months as our numbers increase!

For a complete schedule of Super Saturday Events and APT Meetings with monthly topics and themes, read Angela's full "APT for Volunteers" article in the CMVault!

 

  
 
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