The Volunteer Effect

How Your Church Can Find, Train, and Keep Volunteers Who Make a Difference

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Your most effective volunteers are already in your church!
Here's how to find--and keep--them.

Every ministry needs capable and reliable volunteers, but so often it feels like no one is coming forward to fill our churches' needs. In reality, the people around us do want to volunteer their time and talents, but we often fail to connect potential volunteers to ministry opportunities or lose them somewhere along the way.

The Volunteer Effect is your start-to-finish guide to recruiting, leading, and retaining volunteers for your ministry. Using practical ideas and motivational principles delivered in an engaging narrative form, this book shows you how to

· recruit people to a mission, not just a role
· create low-risk entry points
· build a team that evokes pride
· train volunteers for the bigger picture
· and much more


"Jason and Jonathan know what it's like to lead volunteers with excellence. The Volunteer Effect is everything they've learned, distilled into practical ideas you can use at your church."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church


Jason Young is former director of guest experience at Buckhead Church and North Point Ministries. He now coaches churches and companies around the country, helping them with personal leadership, building healthy teams, and creating remarkable guest experiences. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jonathan Malm runs SundaySocial.tv and ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com, reaching more than 70,000 church leaders each month, and consults with churches regularly on guest services and creative expression. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Jason and Jonathan are the coauthors of The Come Back Effect and The Volunteer Survival Guide.


Endorsements

"Jason and Jonathan know what it's like to lead volunteers with excellence. The Volunteer Effect is everything they've learned, distilled into practical ideas you can use at your church."

Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church; communicator; author; founder of North Point Ministries

"The Volunteer Effect is a creative way for people to process and think through their responsibility as someone who leads volunteers. I loved hearing the different perspectives from other leaders as well. This book will be impactful for so many leaders and teams. Thank you!"

Rommel J. Manio, pastor of campus experience, Saddleback Church

"This book is rich in easy-to-use ideas for building a strong and reliable volunteer team for your church."

Brady Shearer, creator of Pro Church Tools

"The Volunteer Effect epitomizes years of church experience from Jonathan and Jason, helping you train anyone to be a high-capacity volunteer on a mission to help your church bring people closer to God. Every church needs this book as a core strategy for leading volunteers."

Nik Goodner, Creator of CRTVCHURCH

"Whether you're dealing with creative minds, people who love kids, or even people who have no idea what they like, The Volunteer Effect is the perfect book to help you get them involved. Working with volunteers doesn't have to be the toughest part of your job. Let Jason and Jonathan show you how to take your volunteers beyond Sunday and unleash the potential of your ministries."

Megan Watson, founder of Pro Church Media

"Now more than ever in my lifetime, the church must rely on volunteers. The landscape changed in 2020 for everyone. Smart leaders will get a copy of The Volunteer Effect and learn all they can about how to mobilize their church for ministry."

William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO, Vanderbloemen Search Group

"You need them and they want to belong, so why is it so hard to find and keep volunteers? Jonathan and Jason have pushed beyond theory and created a hands-on, make-it-happen kind of book that will help you build this essential team for your church."

Michael Buckingham, experience pastor, Victory Church

"This book will change how you recruit and train your volunteers leaders. Have you ever wondered how to find, train, and keep volunteers coming back week after week? Jason and Jonathan help you solve this issue and many more."

Katie Allred, co-owner of ChurchCommunications.com

"This book is overwhelmingly practical, engaging, and easy to read. Leading teams that oversee hundreds of volunteers, I know that this is a book that will live on for years and make a lasting impact for those leading people who serve. All its stories and practical components are vital tools and will impact teams across the globe."

Dr. William J. Stubbs, leadership coach


The Authors

  1. Jason Young

    Jason Young

    Jason Young is a keynote speaker, executive coach, and consultant. He helps leaders and organizations with developing personal leadership, building healthy teams, and creating remarkable customer experiences. The coauthor of The Come Back Effect, The...

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  2. Jonathan Malm
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    Jonathan Malm

    Jonathan Malm is an entrepreneur and business owner. He runs SundaySocial.tv and ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com, reaching more than 70,000 leaders each month. Jonathan consults with organizations regularly on guest services and creative expression. The coauthor of...

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