Practicum 6: Volunteers

Course number: DEPS3204 • Credit hours: 1.5 hrs


Distance Education Course: Church volunteers practicum teaches skills in caring, nurturing, coaching and supervising others in a ministry context.

Course Description: Volunteers are the backbone of Christian ministry. Volunteer staff departments, chair committees, teach classes, lead in services and provide much of the church governance. This practicum will provide practical insights into recruiting volunteers and will touch on the art of leading, loving and caring for volunteers.

Course Textbooks: Available on request.

    Instructor:  Burton Janes

Biography: Burton K. Janes lives in Newfoundland where he is the Managing Editor of Good Tidings, the official publication of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland & Labrador, & Archivist with the denomination. He and his wife, Sherry, live in Bay Roberts with their children, Krista & Christopher, & their border collie, Madisyn.

On a hot day, Burton enjoys an ice cold glass of water.

Memorial University, St. John’s, NL (B.A., Religious Studies, 1977; minor, Philosophy)
Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON (Dip.Th., 1979)
Memorial University (M.A., History, 1991)