I have been helping a friend’s client market PLACE Ministries and their christian volunteer recruiting seminars. I find it interesting that they help churches as well as individuals find the right roles for all of their talents. Non-profits can even learn how to best match volunteers to the roles that best suit them. In this economy, the better matched people are with their roles, the happier they are and the longer they will stay resulting in more effective ministries.
Like businesses, churches are faced with the challenging of motivating and equipping their volunteers and the staff that assist them. To help address this issue, PLACE Ministries is presenting two “train the trainer” workshops for equipping church leaders in the area of volunteer ministry placement.
The workshops are broken out into a one-day and two-day conference, with the two-day conference expanding upon the key principles and incorporating additional educational sessions. Church pastors and ministry leaders from all Christian denominations in the Atlanta metro and surrounding states are welcome.
One-day workshop: Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Dacula, GA from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Hebron Church. Hebron Church is located at 202 Hebron Church Road, Dacula, GA 30019.
Two-day workshop: Thursday and Friday, November 12-13, 2009 in Lilburn, GA from 8:00am – 4:30pm on day one and 8:30am – 3:30pm on day two. The workshop will be held at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 4700 Church Street NW, Lilburn, GA 30047.
Workshop attendees will learn the basics on how to implement an intentional strategy for connecting God’s people to meaningful ministry – from personality discovery, learning spiritual gifts and ability awareness to connecting passion to ministry and experiences of life. The different workshop formats offer busy church leaders an introduction of the PLACEment process in a convenient and affordable manner, as well as providing more in-depth teaching and application.
Each workshop participant receives $50 worth of PLACE resources. The registration costs are as follows:
One-day workshop: $49/person: early bird registration (at least two weeks prior), $69/person: regular registration
Two-day workshop: Starting at $99/person for 60-day early bird registration
For more detailed information about the workshops, including group discounts of two or more people, call 1.877.463.2863 or sign up online – http://www.placeministries.org/trainingworkshops.
About PLACE Ministries
PLACE Ministries focuses on assisting church ministries in helping its members understand who they are in Christ and how they can use their spiritual gifts to benefit others. As a Bible-based, self-discovery process PLACE helps pastors, church members, lay leaders and others realize their ideal PLACE of ministry in life and in the local church. PLACE was created 12 years ago out of a desire to help pastors design and maximize church ministries and to help Christians discover their purpose-driven ministry through PLACE’s assessment tools, spiritual gifts inventory, DISC assessment, leadership training workshops and more.
To learn more about PLACE Ministries, visit http://www.placeministries.org/.
Expert Available: The founder of PLACE Ministries, Jay McSwain, is also available to interview regarding building volunteer programs for ministries and helping individual listeners find fulfillment in their roles. Jay’s business and ministry experiences, combined with his dynamic leadership and motivational style, offer a unique perspective in assessing the health of a church ministry. As an author, speaker and guest on both radio and television, Jay’s passion for people is quickly caught and not easily forgotten.