Recruiting volunteers is hard. Pastor John Belles gives practical advice for those who want to do it better.

Talking Points:

  • Don’t just rely on announcements. Recruiting happens best through personal invitation.
  • Present serving as an “opportunity” and not just a desperate need. Everyone matures when volunteers get in the game. Ephesians 4:16
  • Pay particular attention to those who have the most margin in their lives: empty nesters, retirees, and young adults.
Talk About It
  1. What jumped out at you in this topic?
  2. What are your biggest volunteer needs at church? Make a list.
  3. What type of recruiting has worked for you in the past? Is it still working? Why or why not?
  4. Which demographic is most active in your church right now? Which demographic do you need to recruit harder?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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