It’s time for me to give away a few copies of my new book about recruiting & keeping volunteers! (WINNERS POSTED AT BOTTOM OF POST)
If you’re involved in church leadership, then you know the power of volunteers. You also are familiar with the daunting task of recruiting volunteers to hang out with kids, to teach Sunday School… to clean up after the junior high banana split night!
We’d all probably love more volunteers… but how do you ask? Besides, what if they say “no.”
I hate rejection.
Sadly, that fear of recruiting (and rejection) often keeps us from asking people to become involved in our ministries.
So let’s have a quick contest. You don’t have come up with a creative idea, you don’t have come up with the cure to the fear of recruiting… you just have to tell us the truth. It’s that simple. Since the majority of you already have at least one volunteer, simply tell us how you got that volunteer. (e.g. I just walked up and asked them if they’d like to drive to camp. They had so much fun, I invited them to help the next Wednesday night… and they got hooked!)
Anyone who uses the comment feature of this blog to do this will be automatically entered into the “I Hate Recruiting” Contest. I’ll randomly pick 3 winners this Friday and send those three people an autographed copy of the brand new “Second Edition” of my book, The New Breed.
Check back to this blog post on Friday afternoon for the winner. I’ll also Tweet the winner when it’s posted.
So many good comments! Thank you all. Thanks to you, this post is now a great little collection of “recruiting ideas” for those of us who hate recruiting! As for the contest, I randomly selected the three winners today and emailed them as promised. The three winners were:
Marc at Pine Hills Church