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Why You Shouldn't Call Volunteers "Volunteers"

Ever heard this, “I don’t know.  You’ll need to ask a staff member.  I’m just a volunteer.”

The word “volunteer” tends to create a lower level of ownership.  Instead, consider using words like “ministry partner” or “team member” to identify volunteers.  You will see their ownership of the ministry increase.

What do you call “volunteers?”

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Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 30 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)