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Tips for Training New Workers

Sylvia Nash, Leadership Handbooks of Practical Theology, Vol. 3, "Leadership & Administration" (Baker Books, 1994). Quoted in YOUR CHURCH, Jan./Feb. 1997, p. 6

1. Go through the job description line by line.

2. Familiarize them with each piece of equipment.

3. Show them how to find addresses, phone numbers, and directions.

4. Provide a list of regular meetings and responsibilities.

5. List key people: board members, outside contacts, reliable volunteers.

6. Provide a church reference guide with mission and vision statements, goals, budgets, and organizational chart.

7. Double check personnel matters. All legal forms should be completed.