Flashback Friday: 10 Mistakes You’re Making When Recruiting Volunteers
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
If you’re in ministry, you live in the world of volunteers. The weekend (and the week) doesn’t happen without the people who work hard with no pay. But free labor doesn’t pop up easy. Here are ten mistakes you might be making when trying to get someone to join the team:
1. Using the word “recruit.” (Yes, I used it in this title. Hypocritical, huh?) Tim Stevens says that nobody likes to be recruited. Rather, invite a friend to join you in serving.
2. Focusing on need rather than opportunity. Pastors are certified travel agents in guilt trips. “Need” makes it about what you want. “Opportunity” helps people discover their gifts and passions.