8.You're not providing enough entry-level positions. More jobs equals more volunteers, especially entry-level positions. Not everyone wants to start out teaching, leading worship, or overseeing a program. Provide lots of easy, entry-level positions. You'll find that people start out in these entry-level positions, but down the road gain enough confidence and experience to step into a bigger role.
9.You're not in a church that has a culture of serving. Look around. If all the ministries in your church are lean on volunteers, you may be in a church where serving is not embedded in the DNA.
10.You're not encouraging your current volunteers to invite people to join them. Encourage your current volunteers to invite people to serve with them. They know people you don't know and have influence you don't have.
If you don't have enough volunteers, don't beat yourself up. You're not alone. I don't know anyone who doesn't need more volunteers. I have a lot of volunteers, but I need a lot more ... and always will.
The key is eliminating roadblocks like the ones you've just read about.
Dale Hudson has served in children and family ministry for over 24 years. He is the director of children's ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Florida. He was recently named one of the top 20 influencers in children's ministry. He is the co-author of four ministry books, including Turbocharged: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Children's Ministry.
For the original article, visit relevantchildrensministry.com.
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