Volunteer Training Nuggets – An Introduction

Wayne Stocks —  February 14, 2011

Volunteer Training Nuggets 300Here at Kidmin1124, we are devoted to volunteers and those who lead them.  Today, we are starting a new series here on Kidmin1124 called “Volunteer Training Nuggets.”  Our team of writers will tackle a variety of issues that come up when training volunteers.  These issues will run the gamut of information volunteers need.  They will include articles on teaching techniques, policies and procedures, leading a small group, building relationships, discipline, resources, running a nursery and many many more.

Our hope is that these Nuggets of training will help two distinct groups.  First, and foremost, these nuggets are meant for volunteers.  If you volunteer in children’s ministry, you know that in order to lead kids you have to be a constant learner.  We must constantly strive to be better at reaching kids for God’s Kingdom.  We hope that these articles will help you to continue to grow and learn when it comes to working in children’s ministry.  Whether you learn something new from these article or your memory is refreshed by something you read, we hope that you, as a children’s ministry volunteer, will be edified by these articles.

The second group that we are targeting with this series is Children’s Pastors and Children’s Ministry Directors.   We hope that in this series you will find articles that you can print for your volunteers, refer to in e-mails and newsletters, post on your bulletin boards, or use to craft your own training manuals.  Our goals is to make each article a stand alone “training session in a box.”

These training nuggets will be a regular feature on Kidmin1124, and we have an extensive list of things we plan to write about.  That said, if there is something you would like to see covered, please leave us a comment or send us an e-mail to wayne@kidmin1124.com with your ideas and suggestions.  We hope that you will also add your voice to each article by leaving comments letting us know what has and hasn’t worked for you.

Wayne Stocks

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Wayne is married to a wonderful woman and has four kids whom God uses to teach him on an almost daily basis. He is blessed to volunteer in a wonderful children's ministry at New Life Church Gahanna. He established Kidmin1124 for those who give their time to kids and feel passionately about children's ministry. When he isn't working on Kidmin1124, he maintains another blog at WayneStocks.com and contributes articles on a regular basis to Ministry-to-Children.com.

One response to Volunteer Training Nuggets – An Introduction

  1. Great. Excited about this. I was about to have a couple of more posts (maybe next month?) about volunteer equipping as well. I may “borrow” some of your ideas (I’ll cite you, of course!).