If you had more people you could do more, right? Finding enough people to run our programs, and grow our ministry seems like an unending problem, it seems so complicated.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be. In fact finding volunteers, recruiting them and getting them on board can be quite simple.
Social media isn’t going anywhere and it’s constantly changing. Even for those of us who love social media using it in a ministry context can be overwhelming. We often struggle with the question: “How should we use it?”
The answer to that question depends on who you are trying to reach, what you are trying to accomplish and what platforms you decide to use. No matter how you use it it’s important to be intentional about it and:
When I ask youth ministers what’s one of the biggest challenges they face most of them say, “RECRUITING ADULTS TO SERVE.” Some of them sound so disheartened and ask me, “How do you get people who are uninterested involved?”
Recruiting volunteers takes work, but it’s not impossible work. In fact the process of recruiting can actually be fruitful. Not only will you build up your team, but learn a lot about your ministry. To get uninterested adults involved in your ministry you need to:
Are you thinking about volunteers right now? Probably not as much as you were a few months ago. And that’s natural because the urgency kicks in right around the beginning of programs or right before a big event.
Should you be thinking about volunteers right now? Definitely. Believe it or not the right time to recruit volunteers is now. You aren’t consumed with launching anything new and people aren’t wrapped up in the middle of a transitional season. But, before you send out a email blast to recruit more people consider a more personal approach and that starts with:
I wish I could tell you that I’ve had a 100% retention rate for volunteers in my ministry. I wish I could tell you that people have only left because of positive reasons. That would be a lie.
People will leave your ministry and it hurts when they do. You might want to take it personally but the truth is there are many reasons. But, is it possible to avoid turnover?