Tip # 2 Tap on the shoulder
While the pulpit provides a broad brush platform for recruiting volunteers & a pastor’s invite can be powerful there is nothing quite like a friend inviting a friend to join their volunteer team.
Train your volunteers how to do a simple ‘tap on the shoulder’ invite to one of their friends.
The friendship factor lowers the fear factor.
The friendship factor increases the connection factor.
The friendship factor lowers the ‘I’m being manipulated’ factor.
The friendship factor increases the ‘I’ll be there to walk you through it’ factor.
And the friendship factor certainly increases the fun factor!
Tomorrow we look at Tip # 3, Recruit on skill set.
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Buffer is a cool Twitter app which allows you to spread your tweets over a day rather than dump them on your followers in one big surge.
Nearly 12 months ago I posted a suggestion on Buffer’s website regarding integration with third party apps like Plume.
Unbelievably I get a personable email this week from Buffer referencing my suggestion & telling me how I can help them convince third party apps to work with them.
I was shocked they had even noted my request let alone respond 12 months later.
Of course the personal nature of the email made me respond.
This is a reminder to me that our churches & us as individual believers need to be super excellent in ministering to people’s needs as they come through our doors.
Love is a verb.
It requires personal action.
Take some meaningful, purposeful action this Sunday in church.
Yep Di & I are flying across the ditch to New Zealand today.
We’re doing some ministry & having a few days break as well.
If you are a NZ reader & live in Auckland check out our Itinerary page & come & say hi.
We are also heading down to Tauranga to visit Des & Carley Short, founders of our Alma mater, Faith Bible College.
Really looking forward to seeing some good friends & revelling in the NZ scenery once again.
I might even score some excellent shots like the one below I took in Queenstown a few years ago.