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Here is a simple way to show gratitude to your staff

Written by Mark Steinbrueck

November is “Communicate Gratitude Month” at OurChurch.Com.  Throughout the month we are talking about ways that you can show gratitude to others in your online communication.

Often times as a church, we remember to thank the most obvious groups:  new visitors and members.  However, sometimes the most important people we should thank get overlooked.

So who are who are these people who sometimes get forgotten?  Staff and volunteers

There are so many ways that you can thank your staff and volunteers but we want to suggest a way that doesn’t cost you anything and helps your website reflect your true DNA.  This September, we talked about one way to have a great church website design is to use photos of real people from your organization on your website.  So when you are taking and gathering pictures for your website, make sure to get some good photos of your staff and volunteers.  

Below are 3 great places to put photos of your staff:

  1. Homepage:  If you have a image slider or large static image at the top of your homepage, use a picture with multiple people, including some staff.
  2. On each department page (missions, youth, children’s, women’s, etc) include image(s) of people involved in that ministry and some of the staff/volunteers that run that ministry.
  3. Staff directory:  Include a picture and short bio of all your staff.

There is no i in team but we sure are glad there is u in our volunteers. – Unknown

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What other places on the church website have you shown gratitude by using pictures of church staff?  Post your comment and questions below.

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About the author

Mark Steinbrueck

Mark Steinbrueck is President and Co-founder of OurChurch.Com. He is a member of Generations Christian Church, a husband and father of 3. He is a huge Cardinals baseball fan and bleeds Garnet and Gold. Find on Google+.

1 Comment

  • Statistics show that simply acknowledging people about their service and work goes a long way with them. People are satisfied with recognition alone. It shows them that you recognize their work.

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