As church leaders, we should have high expectations of our volunteers. And they should have a great expectation on us to set them up well to succeed in their ministry roles. So when you have a new volunteer who needs training in your ministry, what do you do?
Onboarding training for a new volunteer should overview the ministry team and the weekly responsibilities of their role. It’s most helpful if you provide them with a weekly ministry checklist and volunteer job description. After all, we want them to know what to do each week and what success looks like in the role.
The greatest barrier to training in most churches is that it occurs at a specific time and place. This one-time, in-person structure often means low attendance and the need to summarize training for those unable to attend.
What if you could train your new ministry volunteers at a time and in a place that works for them? What if you could provide this training on an ongoing basis, not just one time?
While we do not believe you can digitize all training and development, by using a tool like Ministry Grid, you are able to deliver resources and training to new volunteers anytime and anywhere. We have onboarding training templates in key ministry areas ready for you to use in or you can customize and create your own. And the great thing about Ministry Grid is that once you have created the onboarding training, you can use it over and over again as you add volunteers to your ministry.
We created a free ebook to help you onboard and train your new volunteers. You can download it here.