Summary: Recruiting volunteers is a one-on-one personal ask where you share a vision.
Years ago I was sitting at a conference at a huge church. The senior pastor of this church was giving a keynote address. I'm telling you this was a huge church. As he was speaking, I thought in my mind, “It certainly must be easy to get volunteers at a church this huge." It was not 30 seconds later when he said, "You might be thinking, it must be easy to get volunteers at the church this huge." Yup, that's exactly what I was thinking. What he shared that changed everything. He said, "it takes nothing short of a tap on the shoulder." I completely agree.
Recruiting, simply stated, is a one-on-one personal ask where you share a vision. Healthy recruiting involves choosing your words based on this person, their unique gifts and their life circumstances. That's why it takes so much time to effectively recruit. It takes time to individually cast a vision one person at a time. But I tell you the truth, it's the only approach that works.
Do you have a plan for recruiting? Honestly, I see so many leaders trying to use cute videos to gain volunteers. I see leaders begging their senior pastor to beg the congregation to serve. Year after year, they find themselves understaffed and frazzled. The fact is, "it takes nothing short of a tap on the shoulder."
Lead Volunteers is a proven pathway and resource to equip you to make that personal invitation to serve in ministry. There is a better way. We have provided you with a turnkey solution to recruit more effectively.
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