Finding more volunteers isn’t just a church growth strategy, it’s part of the discipleship process. Disciples are people who serve – that’s what servants do. As a church, we must help people to understand their gifting and teach them to use those gifts and passions to advance the gospel. But this doesn’t just happen by itself. It requires intentionality. At PCC we realize that we must do three things:
(1) We must learn to identify and invite people to join the mission. This takes more than one sermon a year on volunteering.
(2) We must train and develop people, not just use them to get stuff done. This requires coaching, not just delegating.
(3) We must encourage and pastor people. This means we have to appreciate people, encourage people, and recognize people for a job well done.