How Online Volunteer Training Can Help Grow Your Church

“Most Pastors and Church Leaders share a common desire: Growth. Whether it be growing your church numerically, growing current members in their depth of discipleship or growing in influence in your community, everyone wants to expand. And there are entire communities of people who are dedicated to making the church grow.”

Fortunately for our generation, growth is made more attainable to churches of any size as we harness the power of technology. Enter ServeHub. 
We created our powerful software with the ability to Recruit, Equip & Manage the volunteers in your church no matter what type of ministry you are engaged in. An online method for training your teams makes a lot of sense and actually positions you as a church to grow. Let me explain…

Where Churches Fail…

For starters, whether they’re a new church-plant or an established house of worship, churches tend to fail in the same areas. One of the BIG areas where we see churches drop the ball is in regard to training their volunteer staff. 

As a local Pastor, I’ve often been so eager to staff my church that I take whatever “warm body” is available and stick them in a volunteer position – thinking little of whether or not that person is even equipped for their role. 
This mistake has created a spectrum of challenges that have hindered my church from growing. 

Volunteers who are untrained:

1. Lack the ability to communicate the church’s vision.     

2. Don’t know how to answer questions within the scope of their role.      

3. Harbor frustration – Because they’re serving, but not in an area which they are gifted or trained in.      

4. Get burned out quickly.

All of these challenges make it more difficult for a Pastor to build a strong, healthy local church. If we want to grow, we’re going to need to properly train the people in our church. Fortunately, there’s a better way to do it than begging people to come to another meeting on a Saturday morning in the Fellowship Hall.

Build it Wisely and it will grow.

We believe that a volunteer staff that is intentionally trained by their leaders is an asset for church growth. The logic behind this comes from Ephesians 4:16:

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.Catch the second half of that verse. 

The body grows as each part does its work.

There’s something tangible and powerful that happens in a church when it’s members become actively engaged in volunteering and serving. Growth becomes a natural byproduct of their ministry. 

Leaders are no longer spending excess energy trying to grow the ministry through the latest church growth schemes. Their healthy army of volunteers is growing the ministry for them! It’s a Biblical concept with a proven track record. But it requires wisdom…

The book of Proverbs teaches us that “…by Wisdom is a house built…” Happy, enthusiastic volunteers don’t just fall out of the sky and land in our pews. It takes some intentionality and some training to get them there. 
If we build our teams with wisdom, we’ll find that they are the key to growing our churches’ influence, effectiveness and size. ServeHub is a tool designed to help get you there, and get you growing.

Start Growing With ServeHub

When you start using ServeHub, your volunteers become well-trained on autopilot, without any extra effort from the church leadership.

Instead of sticking untrained bodies into unfilled positions, you can simply assign a new volunteer a course, they can quickly complete it on their own time, and can effectively carry out their role.

All you have to do is create the training material once and it stays on the ServeHub platform forever, so it’s accessible to every new volunteer and every current volunteer to rewatch whenever they need a refresher on the training material.

Then, each volunteer in your ministry will be effectively equipped to do their work, so the church body can grow as a whole.