Lessons From a Volunteer Church Communications Leader

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Bryan Haley

In a lot of churches, the marketing and communication elements of ministry fall on volunteers. So what's different when these areas are led by volunteers?

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⚡️ Episode summary

Not every church has a paid staff person devoted to church communications. In a lot of churches, the marketing and communication elements of ministry fall on volunteers. What's different (besides pay) for a volunteer communications lead? How do volunteers do things differently than staff? Today we talk with Tammy Pallot, who serves in many volunteer leadership roles in her church, and we talk about what it's like to be a volunteer in leadership and how your church can take steps to empower its volunteers.

⚡️ Our guest

Tammy Pallot, volunteer at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Mason, GA

Tammy often refers to herself as the Chief Logistics Officer for St. Francis Episcopal Church. In a small church setting, most of the church's administrative and operational needs fall on volunteers. For Tammy, that means anything that needs to be done typically goes through her. In this busy volunteer role, Tammy oversees typical administrative duties like managing the office. But more than ordering supplies, Tammy also leads the communication efforts—she takes care of the bulletin, website, database, email and other communication elements of the church.

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