When recruiting volunteers it’s essential to tell them how their contributions will change the world. It’s not a fabrication in the least. Each role inside a church is huge and each role outside a church is huge. God can use the smallest of details to transform someone’s life in a large way.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ,” 1 Corinthians 12:12
Resist the urge of talking down your volunteer opportunities to the point where they don’t require much from someone. Resist the urge to say, “We’d really love to have you. It’s only an hour on Sunday and really it isn’t that hard. It’s just pushing a button every 3 minutes for the lights.”
An Example of Sharing the Big Picture
Check out the exchange below. This is a real example from some folks at my church looking to get involved.
Hi, My husband and I are interested in the “plant ministry.” Can you forward any further information regarding this job you might have. Do we need to submit our plant care taking resume to you? (-; Look forward to hearing back from you.
Great to hear! Essentially we want to make sure our plants look nice, are trimmed, watered, dusted and turned to their best sides so that our visitors have the best experience possible and the environment looks nice and cared for. It’s a huge “welcoming” responsibility that ironically doesn’t involve saying welcome with words. Would you have time to come by the office this week?
What Volunteers Do Matters
Can you see the vision. Do you catch the bigger picture? Creating an environment is so important to what we do on Sunday’s and throughout the week. Help your potential volunteers catch the vision that what they do matters… BECAUSE IT DOES!