Successful volunteer engagement doesn’t just happen. Volunteers aren’t generally beating down your door, begging to serve your church or ministry program. Although volunteers may bring a wealth of education or experience, they still need to learn how their involvement connects to the vision of your church or ministry program, and what expectations there may be for how they serve. Volunteers are ‘donating’ their time and energy to serve your church or ministry program and need to experience an efficient process and that they are adding value to a program.
Developing an effective strategy for engaging people in ministry gives meaning and purpose to the many tasks and responsibilities taken on by volunteers. It will ensure that people who give of their precious time will experience an efficient process and feel they are adding value to a program. In order to assist you in developing an effective Volunteer Engagement Strategy, ServiceLink has prepared the attached document outlining 13 Tips for Engaging God's People in Ministry.