Training Events

  • 3rd Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

    Thursday, August 25, 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.

  • Missional Living: Relationships as a Way of Life

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    High Value, No Cost!

    Most of us recognize that relationships are an essential component to effective engagement in the community, but we struggle with actually forming these meaningful relationships with those around us. How can we develop a lifestyle that views all of life as an opportunity to meet, get to know, and serve others? Join Lucas Rouggly and Jen Shults for an engaging and practical session on how to move towards a new model where relationships are central to all you do.

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.