Training Events

  • Go & See | Experiencing Holistic Service Approaches in St. Louis

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    High Value, No Cost!

    Join fellow practitioners for this three-stop tour of St. Louis area churches and organizations that are working to implement holistic, “When Helping Hurts”-inspired approaches to serving their communities. Each Go & See will feature coffee and bagels, a tour (if applicable), a presentation from key staff on their journey towards a holistic approach, time for q&a, and a facilitated debrief by Send Me St. Louis.

  • 2nd Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    High Value, No Cost!

    Gather with others from St. Louis area churches & agencies to discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how to best manage your volunteers.

    This quarter’s topic: Crafting Culture, Leading Change: Helping Volunteer Policies Take Root.


  • The Domino Effect of Setting Goals for Volunteer Involvement

    What a great article from Energize! Inc. – Susan J. Ellis shares an enlightening perspective on volunteer engagement (or the lack there of). “During workshops and consultations, I commonly ask a deceptively simple question: What are your goals for volunteer engagement? All too often organizations answer with how many they ... Read More
  • Listen Well.

    Serving your community isn’t the point. The point is a life transformed by God’s extravagant love and grace.  While serving your community isn’t the point, we serve a God who uses it to shape and mold us more into the image of Christ. Since God desires to transform our lives ... Read More
  • 16 Ways to Serve in a Snowstorm

    It’s that time of year again – winter in St. Louis! Whether you decide to use these ideas tomorrow, or file them away for the next white weekend, check out these 16 ideas for serving your community during a snowstorm. Got an idea to add to the list? Post it ... Read More

Called to Serve

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.