Conference Notes

Download Derek Sanford’s slide deck from the Unleash Conference breakout session.

Purchase Untapped Church

Get a physical copy for $14.99, including tax and shipping. Group discounts are available! You can also find links for audio and E-Book editions, if that is your preference.

Free Resources for You

Sample Chapter

Download and read a FREE Sample Chapter of Untapped Church!

Untapped Church Workbook

Download a free workbook to walk you step-by-step through the process of building a volunteer culture in your church

Team Guide

Download a free workbook to walk through with your team as you read Untapped Church together.


Read and use the manuscripts from this collection of sermons to empower the volunteers in your ministry.

Find Your Calling

A special resource for volunteers. This was designed to lead you through a series of scriptures and questions that will help you piece together the calling that God has placed on your life.

Volunteer Onboarding Guide

Download a tool to help you more successfully onboard volunteer leaders in your church.

How to Host a Volunteer Huddle

This guide will walk you step-by-step through how to host a pre-game huddle for your volunteers.

Volunteer Feedback Guide

This guide is a play-by-play agenda to help you give feedback to your volunteers.

About Derek Sanford


Derek has committed his life to seeing leaders reach their full potential in Christ. He has lived out this passion in the context of Grace Church where he has pastored since 1995. A church where two-thirds of the staff are unpaid volunteer leaders. Derek has also leveraged his commitment to volunteer leadership toward the local community in Erie, Pennsylvania by founding ServErie; a non-profit organization centered around serving the city. And most recently Derek has founded the Grace Leadership Institute, a school of ministry dedicated to training and equipping future leaders. His heart for pastors and the local church comes through in his new book Untapped Church where he talks about this culture of high-capacity volunteer leadership that has impacted many thousands of lives.