Before we moved, I attended the same church for about 13 years. I started serving early on by passing the offering bucket each week and then became a greeter. Eventually, church staff asked me to take on a few leadership roles.
Volunteering at my church helped me connect with my church family. I made several great friends whom I continue to stay in touch with today. However, while I enjoyed serving and usually said, “yes” to requests to volunteer, there were times when I stepped away from serving.
You may run into this with your volunteers.
A long-time volunteer may tell you he needs a break and wants to step down in a few weeks.
Your most dependable leader in the nursery may say she’s ready to move to another ministry area.
While this can be frustrating and discouraging, it’s something you need to be prepared to handle.
Why do dedicated volunteers fade away or quit?
Some reasons have nothing to do with the church:
- John just got a promotion at work and needs to focus more energy in his new job until he’s got those new responsibilities under control.
- Susan just started a…