Never recruit a volunteer to complete a task. Rather, offer gifted believers opportunities to use their spiritual gifts. By using the gift-based method of recruiting, you can help people achieve God's call on their lives through the use of their spiritual gifts: the teacher teaches during the Large Group Program rather than taking attendance; the person with the gift of helps serves with the administration of the program and never has to lead the Large Group Program. Every spiritual gift is honored and used for the sake of the kids.

Placing volunteers according to their giftedness and interests, not the ministry's needs, requires trust that God will bring the right people to meet your needs. Keep praying, claim God's promises, and be patient. God will provide for your needs.

The actual seeking out of volunteers is not just the job of the Director, but of every Leadership Team member. Remember that it is a team ministry, even in recruiting volunteers. However, by recruiting volunteers according ...

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