Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Volunteers Quit...

Ever wonder why volunteers quit?

Of course, there are a multitude of reasons. 

But I challenge you to consider the difference between...
using volunteers to build a ministry
using ministry to build volunteers. 

Think about this...
1. Which of those two would the volunteers who serve in ministry with you say you'd fall? Explain.

2. Which of those two would you place Jesus? Why?

3. What about Paul? Why?

Why are these questions important?

Because volunteers know when they are simply being used to build a ministry. What volunteers really crave is to be a part of a ministry that builds them... so they can build others (aka, disciplemaking).

Show me a leader who has a difficult time keeping volunteers and I'll show you a person who is probably using volunteers to build a ministry rather than using ministry to build volunteers.

This is one of the primary reasons volunteers quit.

Sorry, but it's true:
Volunteers don't usually quit ministries, they quit leaders.

If that's true, then the next question must be:
How do we use ministry to build volunteers rather than use volunteers to build ministry?

Start here: A Handbook for Working with Ministry Volunteers!

If You Need Training for Volunteers...
* For Volunteer Youth Leaders
* For All Ministry Volunteers
* Disciplemaking Training for Volunteers

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