Training Events

  • 3rd Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    High Value, No Cost!

    Working with volunteers can be exciting, stressful, rewarding, and confusing — sometimes all in the same day! Join with others from St. Louis area churches and agencies to discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how to best manage your volunteers effectively. This quarter’s meeting will focus on Board/Church Council dynamics and how to build an engaged Board/Council.

  • Volunteer Placement: Assessing Gifts and Skills to Find the Right Fit

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    High Value, No Cost!

    Every person is different, created by God to fulfill a unique role in the Body of Christ, but how do we determine where people fit?  Who is an “ear”, an “eye”, or the “foot”?  Join Send Me St. Louis as we look at the “nuts and bolts” of assessing your volunteers’ skills, gifts, and passions.  Various tools will be introduced that will help your church or organization be more intentional with placing people in roles that align with who God created them to be.

New Resources

  • Spring Into Service: Easy Ways to Get Started!

    Winter is (finally) over and spring has begun.  It’s a perfect time to get out and serve your community!  Want to do something but not sure where to start?  Following are a variety of easy ways you can SERVE BOLDLY! The Good Earth: Got a green thumb? Serve through your ... Read More
  • Listen Well.

    By Matt Miller, Send Me St. Louis 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. ... Read More
  • The Domino Effect of Setting Goals for Volunteer Involvement

    What a great January 2016 article from Energize! Inc. – Susan J. Ellis shares an enlightening perspective on volunteer engagement (or the lack there of)! “Welcome to 2016. Just as individuals make new year’s resolutions, organizations tend to assess their priorities when a new year begins. So this may be ... 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.