Kingdom-focused communication is one of my passions. I am April Canik, and I am an Accredited Business Communicator working to leverage communication tools and techniques from the business world to help churches tell their story and the gospel message with greater impact. I draw from my very rewarding experiences as a former staff member and as a consultant to the Texas Annual Conference, a workshop leader for the Vibrant Church Initiative, and as a former church communication director. I look forward to helping churches of all sizes any way I can.
A lack of Leadership can be more critical and impactful to a church than a lack of funding, which makes volunteer recruitment essential. As a strong proponent of collaboration, April has tips and ideas to help churches identify and train people for ministry – from the level requiring no special skills up to levels where volunteer leaders lead other leaders. She has served on several boards and recruited dozens of volunteers in the business world and faith communities and enjoys helping others be successful in this important endeavor.
Jan is highly sought after by congregations who desire a better understanding of who God is calling them to be and need help with defining and implementing a plan of action to become that congregation.
Jan is the owner of Grow Church Now and consults with churches who have questions to answer to move forward in living out the Vision and Mission that God has given them. She has been consulting with churches since 2007 and has had the privilege of working with United Methodist congregations of all sizes and demographics, located across the Texas Conference.
A recent study estimated that about a hundred million people volunteer each year, so why is it so challenging to get people to volunteer in the church? Let us help you put a plan together to identity volunteers, match the volunteer with their spiritual gift and the skill set required, train volunteers, and keep volunteers!