Group Kidmin Notes: Inside the mind of your volunteers

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Many of you may have come with questions like:
What do I need to do to get more volunteers?
What are some sure fire tried and true methods for keeping volunteers for the long term?
How do I get volunteers to come to my training meetings?

We all start in the wrong place. Sunday comes every week so we need to get things done so we are consumed by what and how that we neglect the most important question that is found deep within the minds of our volunteers. Why? Why do we do what we do? We may be wondering how to get something done, they are wondering why are we doing this?

Most people start with what how then why amazing companies start with why then how than what.

Why are you doing what you are doing?
If you can’t answer that for yourself you won’t be able to communicate that to your team.

Why do you need Volunteers?

  • To release gifts
  • To grow the church
  • To Trust Christ more than yourself.

Why do they need you? – We need to not just grow our volunteers wide we must grow them deep.

  • To grow them spiritually
  • To pour into them relationally
  • To thank them incessantly

When you go home this week –
How to focus on the why.

1. Be a better story finder and story teller –

2. Repeat the good – fix the bad (bad stories are funnier and travel faster but they KILL the why)

3. Say it, write it, chant it mime it

4. Pray and seek God for your why moment – don’t make up a why

5. Talk to your pastor find out his why.

6. The why should evoke emotions, in you and in them –  we avoid emotionalism but we need emotions because emotions are the containers that hold truth in a way that it can accessed in the future.

*VIDEO – “The best Job is the hardest job”

Whatever your why is. It MUST be found in the WHO and the who is Christ. Whatever you do never forget to bring what you do back to Jesus because if you leave this conference thinking you are going to try harder to be a better leader you will fail. Whatever your why is it will not be accomplished by you trying harder but by you trusting deeper.

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