Many leaders coming back from the Orange Conference are feeling the tug to get quality ministry to kids and families rolling. For some the first move is to get a clear vision of what partnership in serving is. We should have people lined up to volunteer with their sleeves rolled up ready to go. First step? Cast vision to your church about partnering and serving! This must be communicated clearly. Your Pastor is the best to cast that vision to your congregation.
Big asks are needed for big serves! Once a month serves are ummm, well, polite. Please don’t apologize for needing volunteers. Don’t feel bad to ask for a bigger serve commitment. You are helping them to partner with God and use their gifts. Everyone GETS to serve. Everyone has a gift. When people use their gifts- they are happy! We know from scripture that burying your talent- aka not using is not an option to being fruitful. Vision of what the end look like gets the buy in. That’s when people step up. You must keep casting vision to your current team, while casting that same vision to invite others in to the serve.
People want to be needed and valued when they give of their time. That’s where you come in. As a Children’s leader bend over backwards to be sincere in appreciating your team. Be keen to know what gifts volunteers flow in. That’s paramount in keeping a volunteer. Watch what happens. Volunteers will go get others to serve with them. Add value to their gifts with training and watch them bloom. Those who claimed a busy lifestyle will have time to serve because they are needed and valued. Apologies must stop for asking for partnership in serving. Heavenly rewards and blessings are what God passes to His servants. You can’t buy that anywhere. Make your move by casting vision for new team members!