If you lead a children’s ministry you can never stop recruiting. Even if by some miracle every position is filled, you need to start a waiting list and keep recruiting. You will always have volunteer turnover, that’s job security for someone who knows how to recruit and build a team.
If you don’t have a goal, how will you know if you have reached it? Set goals for how many volunteers you would like to have, or even better, how many you need to add. Keep track on how you are doing with your goals. Make adjustments based on your success with your goals. Set:
I’m always looking for opportunities to broaden my influence. Volunteer to lead events and activities that are not directly related to your department.
I am always looking for more people to target as potential volunteers. When I need more men, I lead a men’s book study. When I need more teens I volunteer to preach in the youth service. Any opportunity I have to build more influence I take it. If you follow these four simple tips you will never have a shortage of volunteers.
Author: Andrew VanDerLinden – Church Ministries and Children’s Pastor at Trinity Church in Lake Worth, Fl.