Recruiting volunteers in sports ministry often proves difficult. Every church and every ministry has their own strategies for recruiting volunteers. Listen to what Ritchie Miller, Senior Pastor of Avalon Church in McDonough, Georgia says about recruiting volunteers:
“When we were first starting, I thought that the best way to recruit volunteers was to talk about our needs from the stage. That was a disaster. I am not sure we ever got anyone to stick as a preschool volunteer because we told people about our shortage of volunteers. We don’t ever do that now. We talk about big picture things like the importance of volunteering. We show video testimonies of the positive changes in people’s lives. We celebrate the wins. And I preach about it, but we never use the stage to try and recruit people for a particular ministry. We have also simplified the process of getting information to people on our “communication cards” and on our website.”
He goes on to say, “I think people are willing to give their time to a worthy cause when: (1) it is clear how they can get involved, (2) it’s clear what the value is, (3) they feel like they are making a difference, and (4) you celebrate with them.”
To read more about what Ritchie Miller has to say, click here.