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1 SUPPORTING UNPAID STAFF AT EVERY LEVEL Don R. Simmons, Ph.D.

2 LANGUAGE MATTERS!  Volunteer  Ministry Partner  Unpaid Staff  Servant  Minister  Time Donors

3 Bible Study Leader Small Group Leader Usher Greeter Parking Lot Attendant Office Assistant Camp Counselor Student Leader Money Counter Women’s Ministry Leader Coach Worship Leader Musician Interpreter Graphic Artist Outreach Leader Community Liaison Deacon Elder Hospitality Leader Sound Engineer

4 WHAT EVERY UNPAID STAFF PERSON NEEDS  Invitation  Assessment/Discerning Placement  Definition  Time Boundaries  Training  Affirmation  Feedback  Evaluation  Recognition  Reflection

5 RESPECT* * To be treated with dignity and not treated as “Volunteers.”

6 INVITATION “People serve better and longer when they are INVITED rather than recruited or expected to serve.”

7 Be a Disciple! Sign Up Here

8 87% * Percentage of Americans Serving who state they were personally invited to serve. (2009 Corporation for National and Community Service) *

9 7% * Percentage of Americans identified with a Meyers-Briggs Personality Assessment as “Self Initiators.” *

10 ASSESSMENT  S.H.A.P.E.  More than Spiritual Gifts  Right Person in the Right Place at the Right Time for the Right Reason.  Background Checks; References; Clearances  Time Availability  Spiritual Maturity  Family Support System

11 DEFINITION  Ministry Description  Covenants and Service Agreement  Team Accountability  Boundaries

12 TIME BOUNDARIES

13 T.A.F.E.R.R.  Training  Affirmation  Feedback  Evaluation  Recognition  Reflection

14 WHAT THEY DON’T NEED  Second-Hand Recognition  Lengthy Trainings  Disinterested Leadership  Patronizing Leadership

15 STUFF

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17 RESOURCES


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