Jonathan Malm

Jonathan Malm manages and He recently coauthored The Volunteer Effect: How Your Church Can Find, Train, and Keep Volunteers Who Make a Difference (Baker Books, 2020) and The Volunteer Survival Guide: Your Question-and-Answer Resource for Volunteering (Baker Books, 2020). His books are available at Baker Publishing Group, Cokesbury, and Amazon. Read more at

Leading Ideas

I have visited churches where I approach the front doors and am immediately met by my first greeter. The eager greeter hands me a bulletin…

Leading Ideas Closeup stock photo of a clock

In an ideal world, everyone would arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for worship. They would greet five people as they walk toward the building…