A Recruiting and Training Resource for Volunteer Church Leaders

Recruit, Train and Retain Volunteer Leaders

Experience Leadership and Discipleship Growth in any Ministry


Do You Recruit and Train Volunteers in Your Church?

Then you know the challenges involved in finding, engaging, and DEVELOPING VOLUNTEER LEADERS. Not only do you need volunteers, but you need volunteer leaders ... 

This process can be exhausting, overwhelming and feel like never-ending cycle.

ALIGN is an online training resource, designed to help your church establish a REPRODUCING leadership pipeline.

Simple to follow video lessons, with included leader scripts, makes ALIGN super simple to implement. Use and reuse this resource over and over! Any leader can lead this training as you grow your teams in any ministry area!

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What is ALIGN?

ALIGN is an Online Video Group Training Resource Designed to Create a Leadership Development Pipeline!

With ALIGN, volunteer and staff ministry leaders learn how to recruit, develop and multiply leaders in the church!

Imagine Leaders Developing Leaders in all Ministry Areas!

After 30+ years of ministry and serving churches all over the country, we understand the difficulties you face as a leader when it comes to training volunteers critical spiritual and personal leadership skills.

That's exactly why we created ALIGN.

Leadership. In Action.

With ALIGN, you will see volunteers transform into leaders. ALIGN details specific steps to intuitively guide participants through the material. Included are group discussion outlines for each lesson. Your leaders will learn specific skills - practical "how-to" insights - in volunteer ministry leadership.

Transformations you can expect:

  • leaders who develop their own spiritual rhythms and can share this skill with those they lead
  • leaders who build strong, lasting relationships with those they lead
  • confidence in leading by example and teaching others how they can do the same
  • a process of how to recruit new volunteer leaders
  • knowledge on how to coach the people they lead to achieve accountability and success
  • leaders who know how to develop leaders, moving people forward in leadership instead of just volunteering

Imagine, a healthy reproducing leadership culture in which you, and the people around you, are working to implement your church's vision and strategy instead of putting out fires and dealing mainly with the immediate!

Imagine what it would be like to spend the majority of your time investing in the people and the projects that move your church forward. No more sideways energy. No more stepping backwards.


What to Expect

Structured, actionable material to train volunteer and staff ministry leaders the spiritual and personal leadership skills they already desire to learn. Self-guided lessons that anyone can use. Includes a leader training outline and discussion questions for each lesson.

OUR PROMISE:  This powerful material is designed to train both volunteer and staff ministry leaders. With this six-part video training series, your leaders will further develop their personal, team and spiritual leadership skills, plus critical skills they need to successfully recruit, coach and develop more leaders and establish 

In SIX SHORT SESSIONS, at your own pace, your team will learn key skills to help your church grow exponentially.

An excellent resource for busy pastors and ministry leaders to use church-wide!

BENEFITS:  Your church will have a process and a consistent approach to develop a pipeline of volunteers and leaders. When there are more leaders involved, you will experience growth as more and more people become engaged with the church.


  1.  SIX video training sessions
  2.  Participant Discussion Outlines for each lesson
  3.  Priority Implementation Plan Tool so each participant can create individual action and accountability plans
  4.  PLUS a Leader's Guide to structure the group trainings - complete with discussion questions! Virtually anyone can lead participants through the material with confidence. Meet weekly, monthly or on whatever schedule works best to complete all the lessons.
  5.  Private Facebook Group for participants - highly focused tight-knit group of team leaders to share collective knowledge, experience and insight. We participate in this group too, so you are never walking alone!

Video Lesson One: Spiritual Rhythms for Leaders

Volunteer and staff leaders are sometimes asked, "How should I study the Bible?" Here’s a reliable, easy to learn method you can incorporate into your own daily life. That way, when this question comes up, you’re ready with an answer!

Video Lesson Two: Building Strong Relationships

Strong relationships build trust, and trust builds independence. Have you ever wondered what makes some people natural leaders? Is there such thing as ‘natural’ leadership skills? Or, like all skills, can leadership be learned, practiced and improved upon? In this lesson, we cover some of the skills volunteers can learn to improve their relationships.

Video Lesson Three: Modeling Leadership

Are your volunteer leaders intentionally considering the influence of their body language and communication tone on those they lead? It’s easy to overlook these factors. What is the tone conveyed by your volunteer-led teams? Are they stressed, cheery, distracted, engaged? This lesson teaches leaders three important ways to model leadership.

Video Lesson Four: Recruiting an Apprentice Leader

Recruiting is one of the most crucial skills every leader needs to do well. No matter in what area we lead, asking others to join in, be involved with, and share the load, contributes to the growth of the church. Some shy away from leadership simply because they are uncomfortable asking others to get involved. This lesson not only addresses how to recruit, it clearly lays out why it is so important to the body of Christ.

Video Lesson Five: Coaching Leaders

A church is one of the most difficult places to lead. It can seem impossible to hold unpaid volunteers accountable, and as a pastor you care for the development of those you lead in more areas than tasks or ministry functions. So how can you get people to do what is needed and address their spiritual development? Coaching! Coaching is a powerful tool, and we address how to coach people in this lesson.

Video Lesson Six: Developing an Apprentice Leader

In the previous lessons, we learned why and how to recruit, plus ways to make sure people follow through on what they agree to do. Here we learn how to develop leaders who can develop even more leaders. This is the way to ensure there will always be enough people in leadership! Lesson six teaches you how by engaging in three specific principles. With guest speaker Dave Ferguson.


Included with ALIGN:

Six Video Lessons

Your leaders will learn specific steps to take in order to lead differently than before. 
They will develop leadership skills with practical How-To knowledge, tools and the confidence to develop others into leaders.

In Six Sessions (weekly, monthly, or at your own pace, you decide!) your team will establish the rhythms to begin growing your leadership pipeline!

BONUS: ALIGN is designed to be used over and over across all ministry areas. And as you develop more leaders, each new generation can use ALIGN for those they wish to train!

Leader and Participant Guides

· Participant Discussion Outlines for each lesson

· Priority Implementation Plan worksheet to create individual action and accountability. 

· PLUS a Leader's Guide to structure the group trainings

Private Facebook Group

Post your own questions and respond to those that others ask. Gain insights, answers to questions, share strategies and implementation ideas – knowing that you are not alone.

BONUS: We monitor and participate in the group and answer your questions, too! No GOING IT ALONE any more!

Want a Sneak Peek of What You Can Expect from ALIGN?

This short video shows snippets of some of the video training lessons - a sample of what you'll see inside the ALIGN training sessions.

  • Focused, relevant topics
  • Guided training material
  • Powerful guest speakers

We're not the only ones excited about ALIGN!

"When it comes to leadership development, training and coaching, I can say without a doubt that Intentional Impact is the best I've ever been around. NewThing wouldn't be what it is today without them, and many of our churches wouldn't be nearly as effective in their impact without their influence."

Dave Ferguson
NewThing Co-Founder and Author of “Hero Maker”

"What I enjoy is the every day practicality of it. It is not just theories, ideas or another cookie-cutter model. It is organic in nature. It inspires and challenges us to discover what our distinctiveness is to and for the work of the Kingdom."

Rev. Angela A. Pleasants
District Superintendent, UMC, Catawba Valley District, Gastonia, NC

"Intentional Impact's A/L/I/G/N Team Training Resource has been a great resource to me, and to my leaders, as we continue to lead all of our teams to action!"

Stephen Knopp
Pastor, Church Plant, Charlotte, NC

Still Not Sure?
Try ALIGN for 30 Days!

We're ready to prove your teams will love ALIGN. Access the ALIGN Team Training Video Resource right now, and try it for yourself. There’s absolutely no risk. ALIGN is backed by our comprehensive 30-day money-back guarantee.

If ALIGN doesn't produce results for you, simply tell us what you tried that fell short of your expectations during the first 30 days, and we'll refund your entire fee. 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

Get Started with ALIGN Today!


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