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“I want to be a training pastor. But how do I find volunteers? What’s the best way to recruit them? Make a general announcement, or ask people one-on-one?”
In a small church, the answer is ‘yes’. Do both. Here’s why.
If you only make a general announcement you’ll usually get little or no response. And sometimes the response you get isn’t the one you want – like the person with no musical ability wanting to sing on the worship team, or the member with a perpetual scowl wanting to be a greeter.
But if you only make a private request it can feel like an obligation. In the meantime, you might miss out on someone who’s willing and able, but isn’t aware of the need.
The best way I’ve found to do this is a simple five-step process: