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Three Secrets to Volunteer Recruitment

Some of our volunteer roles aren’t always fun: parking team volunteers brave the rain, heat, and grumpy drivers; production team volunteers arrive before sunrise for sound check; family ministry volunteers change diapers and sweep up spilled Cheerios. So how do we manage to get 15,000 people to share their Sunday mornings with us as volunteers? Here are three of our secrets.

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Some of our volunteer roles aren’t always fun: parking team volunteers brave the rain, heat, and grumpy drivers; production team volunteers arrive before sunrise for sound check; family ministry volunteers change diapers and sweep up spilled Cheerios. So how do we manage to get 15,000 people to share their Sunday mornings with us as volunteers? Here are three of our secrets.

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How's Your Heart

Here's an unexpected leadership question you should be asking. This question doesn’t usually show up in leadership books. In fact, the last place you heard it may have been your doctor’s office. But your doctor isn’t the only one interested in the health of your heart. At work and at home, the condition of your heart determines the quality of your leadership.

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Here's an unexpected leadership question you should be asking. This question doesn’t usually show up in leadership books. In fact, the last place you heard it may have been your doctor’s office. But your doctor isn’t the only one interested in the health of your heart. At work and at home, the condition of your heart determines the quality of your leadership.

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Conflict

Two words that will make you a pro at conflict. And they work whether you enjoy or avoid conflict. In the first message of Climate Change, Jeff Henderson coined the question: What’s it like to be on the other side of me? It struck a nerve with our staff. We immediately rolled the question into our annual review conversations; managers asked their employees; and the really brave ones took it home.

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Two words that will make you a pro at conflict. And they work whether you enjoy or avoid conflict. In the first message of Climate Change, Jeff Henderson coined the question: What’s it like to be on the other side of me? It struck a nerve with our staff. We immediately rolled the question into our annual review conversations; managers asked their employees; and the really brave ones took it home.

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One Critical Habit for Engaging the Unchurched

There’s ONE thing at the center of the target for us whenever we’re engaging with unchurched folks.

We’re aiming for a conversation, not a presentation.

When someone speaks up with questions about the Bible or wonders aloud about some of the trickiest topics of faith (Why do bad things happen to good people?), most of us are tempted to reply with the right answer. We coach our staff, volunteers, and small group leaders to respond differently.

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There’s ONE thing at the center of the target for us whenever we’re engaging with unchurched folks.

We’re aiming for a conversation, not a presentation.

When someone speaks up with questions about the Bible or wonders aloud about some of the trickiest topics of faith (Why do bad things happen to good people?), most of us are tempted to reply with the right answer. We coach our staff, volunteers, and small group leaders to respond differently.

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Filter - Uniquely Better

Have you ever been fired up about a new idea only to try it and . . . flop? Or stumble into success that you can’t quite figure out? Why did this work when that didn’t? In a two-part discussion on his podcast, Andy shares two words that have become a filter we apply to all new ideas. (Plus he shares four habits that will improve the quality of your team’s ideas right away.)

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Have you ever been fired up about a new idea only to try it and . . . flop? Or stumble into success that you can’t quite figure out? Why did this work when that didn’t? In a two-part discussion on his podcast, Andy shares two words that have become a filter we apply to all new ideas. (Plus he shares four habits that will improve the quality of your team’s ideas right away.)

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