Volunteering: A Guide To Serving In The Body Of Christ

Paperback | August 4, 2015

byLeith Anderson, Jill Fox

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Volunteering can be a rewarding and exciting experience—but to effectively serve you need to understand the why, how, and what of serving others. Based on the principles and training they have utilized at Wooddale Church, pastor Leith Anderson and Jill Fox will help you better understand: 

  • The importance of prayer in ministry
  • Avoiding burnout and serving for the long-term
  • Recruiting others to serve in ways that are natural and easy
  • Enjoying the ‘pay’ that is more valuable than money
  • Finding your fit and serving out of your strengths

This short and accessible book will help you to find the resources you need to be inspired and trained to serve in the most vital workforce in the world today—the church of Jesus Christ.

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Volunteering can be a rewarding and exciting experience—but to effectively serve you need to understand the why, how, and what of serving others. Based on the principles and training they have utilized at Wooddale Church, pastor Leith Anderson and Jill Fox will help you better understand: The importance of prayer in ministryAvoiding bu...

Leith Anderson serves as president of the National Association of Evangelicals. For thirty-five years he was the pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is a graduate of both Denver Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary.  Anderson is the author of more than 20 books.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.2 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310519179

ISBN - 13:9780310519171

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Table of Contents

1. Making the CaseIt all begins and ends with prayer---corporate and individual. Discussion of "the priesthood of believers," what it meant to the first believers and how it applies in today's culture.2. Getting InvolvedDoing the things that matter to God, to his church, to you.3. Team SpiritThe Holy Spirit draws volunteers into a particular ministry, then draws them together into a cord that cannot be broken. Benefits for the individual volunteer, and the volunteer benefits the team.4. Finding Your FitAre you the right one for a particular position? What are some good ways you can find out?5. Recruiting Is Everyone's Job"Networking" on another level as you learn how to work your connections to identify others just waiting to be asked.6. Volunteer PayCompensation for volunteers comes in many other ways than $$--riches that can be taken with you!7. StorytellingCollect and share your opportunities, challenges, triumphs.