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Stop Losing Volunteers with This One Activity You Can Start Today

The number one issue, frustration, and challenge that’s facing ministry leaders today is volunteers and the real problem is having enough volunteers, not just how do you lead volunteers or how do you train them. Although, that’s a challenge. Trust me, I know, but keeping...

9 Ways To Prevent Child Abuse In Your Children’s Ministry

This video is a sample from the TrainedUp video training library. It’s one module in a 9-part series designed to train volunteers on abuse prevention. Learn more about the TrainedUp Library. Churches Are Spiritually And Morally Responsible Before getting into the legal responsibility of churches when it comes to the wellbeing of minors, let’s talk…

How to Explain Salvation to a Child

Kids ask so many questions. Most of those questions are somewhere between cute (“Have you met my imaginary friend?”) and concerning (“Did my mommy pack an extra pair of underwear for me?”). Somewhere on that spectrum are spiritual questions. Kids ask why Zacchaeus was so small and how Noah built such a big boat with…

Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Ministry with a New Year Emphasis

What you’re going to find in this post: Why the new year is a good time for volunteer teams What to focus on with a new year emphasis How to frame your new year emphasis What next steps to give your team How to measure effectiveness of your emphasis For us, 2017 was a banner…

21 Volunteer Recruiting Ideas For Your Church

I’m a big believer that healthy churches are full of healthy volunteers. After all, we’re called to equip the saints for the work of ministry and that means that we need people actually doing ministry. Finding people to serve isn’t always easy. There’s a ton of work that needs to be done and finding volunteers…

11 Free and Cheap Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude To Your Team

I was spending some time with a senior pastor a while back. Our kids were playing together and we chatted while we watched. While we were talking, I asked him what he planned to do for his team for Thanksgiving this year. I was hoping for some inspiration for my own team. His response was…

How To Get Your Team On Board With Training And Development

Most leaders, especially good ones, know they need to be helping their team grow and develop. Whether you need your team to simply improve their performance or be prepared to lead at a higher level, development is a necessity. But not everyone on every team is immediately open to focused personal development. As their leader,…

Equip Your Entire Church With Our Expanded Library Featuring Bible And Leadership Training

At TrainedUp our mission is to invest in the local church by equipping ministry leaders to lead healthy, effective teams. To date, we’ve done this by creating the best platform available for volunteer training with our easy to use course builder and library of pre-made volunteer training videos. Over the past few years, we’ve come…

5 Tips for Better Online Training Videos

While the TrainedUp platform is flexible enough to handle all different types of training media like text, images, and downloadable files, video is where TrainedUp shines. We built a simple tool to record video right from your webcam into TrainedUp and it is, by far, the most popular way to get new training material up…

How The Worship Center Equips Leaders With TrainedUp

It’s no secret that the church exists to make disciples. Unfortunately, for a lot of churches, we’re so busy at doing ministry that we don’t have time to focus on relationally raising up disciples. That was the case for Jacin Humprey, the Pastor of Ministry at The Worship Center, a church of about 2500 people…