“If recruiting volunteers is a nearly universal problem for the church, what can we do about it?”

"Rather than asking, 'How do we recruit move volunteers?,' it’s time to ask, 'How well are we stewarding the volunteers we have?'" - Facts & Trends

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Bert Perry's picture

I was a member and deacon at a church where about 2/3 of the adults were working happily in the nursery, and I attribute that to the fact that the pastor's teaching had let the congregation know how important it was that young mothers be able to hear a sermon.  Motivation matters.  If it's just about "obedience", you're going to get one reaction, but if people see what they're trying to achieve in ministry, it's a night and day difference.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.