Developing volunteers isn’t just a church growth strategy, it’s part of the discipleship process. We must help understand their gifting and teach them to use those gifts and passions to advance the gospel. But this doesn’t just happen. It requires intentionality. At Oak Leaf Church, we realize that we must do three things.
- We must learn to identify and invite people to join the mission. This takes more than a sermon a year on volunteering.
- We must train and develop people, not just use them to get stuff done. This requires coaching, not just delegating.
- We must encourage and pastor people. This means we have to appreciate people, encourage people, and recognize people for a job well done.
I unpack all of this, and give all kinds of practical ideas and tools in this resource, which covers:
- 6 reasons people will volunteer at your church
- 6 ways to get more volunteers
- 8 ideas in training volunteers
- 4 ways to pastor and encourage volunteers
- Ideas on how to keep your volunteers motivated
- 2 important environments to develop with your volunteers
- All kinds of customizable docs and forms that you can plug and play in your church.