We’ll cover a few of the tips from the eBook in this post, but you’ll want to download it to get the full picture of how to engage volunteers in your ministry.
1. How to Strategically Define Positions or Jobs and Assign Volunteers
We know that different people have different spiritual gifts. Some are gifted in teaching, others in preaching, and others in exhortation and so on. In addition, the Bible makes it clear that each member of the church body is a necessary part, called to be involved and using the skills they have to serve the Lord.
That said, we need to work to ensure that people have opportunities to serve in the ways in which they are spiritually gifted. As the eBook points out, we need to define clear positions for volunteering, and help people get plugged in in the right spot. The eBook explains how to do this well.
Plus, you can use Servant Keeper to track those spiritual gifts and talents so you’re able to call on those most willing and able to serve for each specific need that arises in your ministry.
2. How to Prepare Volunteers to Serve
From the simplest to the most complex volunteer task, all require some level of communication and explanation or training. Your volunteers will be best equipped to serve when you’ve clearly communicated what needs done, what skills are required, and why this task is important to the goal of your ministry.
In addition, you can prepare volunteers to serve by running all necessary screening to keep your ministry safe and compliant. The volunteer screening process can be complex, time consuming, and daunting. But with Verified Volunteer’s direct integration with Servant Keeper, you can run background checks in less time. Read more about Verified Volunteer and Servant Keeper here.
3. How to Communicate Impact
One of the greatest encouragements to volunteers is hearing what their efforts have done to make a difference in the lives of others, or in the overall success of your ministry. You should communicate this to them on a regular basis, to keep them engaged and remind them to be praying for the efforts of your ministry. Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle outlines some innovative ideas for communicating and engaging with volunteers to help them see their impact and make a greater impact in the future.
Get the eBook here and start enhancing your volunteer lifecycle.