So, Who Do You Think Make The Best Volunteers?

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:

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!

John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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