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Training volunteers on tech teams
Before you ever train a willing volunteer on equipment, take time to understand their heart. Make sure you are forthcoming with the direction and expectation of your tech ministry and are up front and honest.

Training Tech Volunteers: Find Middle Ground Between Expectations, Desire

Everyone has something to offer, it’s up to you as their leader to help them find exactly what that is.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any church ministry.

Before you ever train a willing volunteer on equipment, take time to understand their heart.

No matter the size of the church, volunteers are vital. They are vital for more than accomplishing a task, and for the health of your church.

People who are plugged in and bought into a ministry can help further the vision. Training is essential for every ministry in your church and people who are willing to serve, will only ever be as good as the leader whom they are following.

When training tech ministry volunteers, you must have a clear direction and execution plan. Technology demands our best attention and highest intentionality, as it is a major avenue for gospel advancement.

Before you ever train a willing volunteer on equipment, take time to understand their heart. Make sure you are forthcoming with the direction and expectation of your tech ministry and are up front and honest.

Everywhere is different and the expectations at each individual place will be different, so make sure every one of your volunteers understands and agrees with the expectations.

Once you deal with expectations and come to an understanding, it is important to find a middle ground between desire of your volunteer and the reality of their individual ability.

I think it would be really fun to be a famous singer. I can desire that all day, but my ability will not match my desire. This is the same when dealing with a volunteer in your tech departments.

Some people may grasp certain areas and some people simply will not. If you have someone who really wants to be a camera operator, but who simply can’t keep the camera steady, they will probably not be your best pick for that type of position. At the time, take the time to dig a little deeper and see if they might be gifted in becoming an assistant director for the cameras. The point is, everyone has something to offer, it’s up to you to help them find exactly what that is.

Finally, it is imperative to keep them educated and developing. Be intentional with your volunteers. If you allow them to stop growing, your ministry will lose effectiveness. Don’t be scared to train someone and them ask them to become a trainer of someone else.

Multiply yourself and also grow your people. Help people understand they are better than they ever thought possible.

If you can find a willing person with a heart to serve, then you can find a place for them! You must be intentional, invested, and equipped if you expect your people to do the same.

Don’t let the excuse that it’s just church work to ever invade your area of ministry. Allow for mistakes to be made, but make sure to course correct quickly.

Love your people and they will do anything for you.

Make sure to build relationships, so you earn the right to speak into their life.

Developing a volunteer in your tech ministry goes well beyond technology and right to understanding the heart of that person.

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