Volunteering is the life-blood of local churches and this book is a comprehensive and practical guide to working with and encouraging volunteers. Looking at the key issues for small and medium-sized churches, Richard Steel offers realistic suggestions and guidelines that do not rely on large budgets and staff. He writes about how working with volunteers can be challenging, but is also intensely rewarding - and stresses the importance of helping them realise just how important they are in the bigger picture of God's mission. Building people up as volunteers is not just for the benefit of our individual churches, nor just for their personal development. It is about enabling the Church to reach out into all walks of society, all professions, all networks. It is about developing the skills and experiences that make us better people for building God's Kingdom in the world.