Group Publishing continues to be a perennial favorite for Christian churches seeking contemporary, easy-to-use, well-constructed, and biblically based resources on volunteers and volunteer management. “Good to Go” is an “on-demand video training program” for volunteers. Topics covered are organized by age group: children, youth, and adults. Discipline, faith development, and leading discussions are three issues addressed. A spiritual gifts assessment and interpretation tool is available. The tool highlights sixteen spiritual gifts, such as giving, knowledge, shepherding, hospitality, and intercession. “Shepherd’s Watch” offers background checks to help churches manage the risk that working with volunteers always brings. Group’s online bookstore also offers print and e-book resources related to volunteers and volunteer management. Three examples are The Volunteer’s Field Guide to Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry Volunteers That Stick, and 99 Thoughts on Leading Volunteers.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover