Now that we’ve explored every age group of volunteers that you might encounter in your ministry, who would you say are the best volunteers?
I hope you see that each age group provides it’s own gifts and strengths to your ministry. The most challenging part of this series of posts is trying to get creative on how I utilize volunteers. One size does not fit all, yet I find myself wanting all my volunteers to fit into a cookie cutter mold.
The reality is much more complex than that. That requires me to lead different volunteers differently depending on the situation.
It’s the difference between static and dynamic leadership.
Static leadership means that everything stays the same and I can treat all people the same.
Dynamic leadership means that all situations and people are different, which require a different response from me every time.
Leadership in ministry requires a dynamic response from you and me.
In summary here are all the posts that were part of this series, Who Are The Best Volunteers:
- Who are the best volunteers?
- 3 Strategies for Working with Teenage Volunteers
- 6 Approaches To Working With Volunteers Who Are College Students
- 2 Benefits and 2 Challenges of Having Young Adults Volunteer
- 5 Strategies to Keep Young Married Couples As Volunteers
- 4 Ideas to Get Married Couples with Young Children to Volunteer
- Married With Children: Do They Volunteer?
- 2 Easy Techniques to Working with Empty Nester Volunteers
- 6 Reasons You Should Have Retirees as Volunteers
- So, Who Do You Think Make The Best Volunteers?
I hope you found this series helpful. It was enlightening for me as I did this work.
Do me a favor and comment on my blog and let me know one thing that really stood out to you in this series. I’d love to hear your feedback!