Get Your Volunteers Engaged

In this video, the folks at the Harvard Business Review talk about what it takes to engage employees. This video is very transferable to how we work with ministry staff and volunteers. Some of the practical strategies they share are:

  • Write hand-written notes
  • Celebrate contributions
  • Manage by walking around

This can be especially powerful if you are a pastor. Many staff and volunteers give of their time and talent to the church because they are passionate about the ministry. For many, the recognition from the ones that lead the church, namely, the pastor, can be the most powerful.

Engaging the people we minister with on a regular basis is an essential tool in ministry.

How do you engage with your staff or volunteers?

 

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John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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