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When volunteers aren’t working

This edition of Leading Ideas addresses what to do when the wrong people are on the bus.


Churches often put up with ineffective volunteers because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, says Lory Beth Huffman, a pastor in Western North Carolina.

She describes how to help volunteers succeed, but also how to remove a dysfunctional volunteer with grace and honesty when necessary for the sake of fruitfulness in God’s Kingdom.

Read more from Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

Last Updated on February 14, 2017

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