4 Ways To Shrink Your Volunteer Leadership Team

IMG_4682Most pastors & leaders would love to have a growing & dynamic volunteer leadership team that serves alongside of them in fulfilling the mission of their church & ministry! However, finding & keeping such a team can be quite a struggle for many leaders! Why?! Could it be that they are shrinking their leadership team without knowing it?

4 Ways To Shrink Your Volunteer Leadership Team 

1. Forget the mission

Visionary leaders will begin to disengage when they feel that the cause they are serving lacks clear purpose & that the mission of the ministry is no longer bigger than themselves.

2. Be disorganized

Nothing is more de-motivating to high level leaders than poor communication & showing up only to find out that they don’t have all the tools needed to do their job &/or that their pastor or leader is disorganized & doesn’t have a clear plan for success.

3. Under-challenge them

Successful, educated & hard-working volunteers don’t want to give of their precious time just to stack chairs or sit & watch their leader perform all of the seemingly “Important” duties. They will begin to question their value when they feel under-challenged.

4. Don’t spend quality time with them

Everyone wants to know that they are loved & cared about, especially volunteers who regularly sacrifice their time to serve. If they never get quality face-time with you outside of the church walls – drinking coffee, laughing & growing in relationship, they will start to feel used.

So if you want a growing & dynamic volunteer leadership team, DO NOT do any of the above!

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