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2 Types of Volunteers

There are basically two types of volunteers. Those who get the vision and those who don’t. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to learn this… but its rather simple really. You can actually tell who gets the vision and who doesn’t on your team. Here are some striking traits of each:
Granted, there are not always check marks by each of these. I also realize every case varies. You might even totally disagree with this list… but its definitely a fairly accurate picture of traits I’ve personally noticed in ministry.

It is also important to mention that volunteers aren’t always at fault. Sometimes its a lack of direction or an unclear vision that rests solely on the primary leader.

We’ve been blessed by some incredible volunteers who get the vision… but there have been some along the way who didn’t get it. Pretty soon you find out because they aren’t a part of the program anymore. They perish.

The scriptures say a little something, something about that… “where there is no vision the people perish.” Rings true here. Volunteers need to “get it.”

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Terrace Crawford, a popular speaker and writer, is a channel editor here at ChurchLeaders.com. Terrace has been a mentor to students and youth workers for more than 15 years and connects with people everyday through his blog, www.terracecrawford.com and through twitter (@terracecrawford). He lives outside of Virginia Beach, VA.