What’s in a name? Maybe more than you think!
Are you using the same ol’ worn “titles” as you try to lure volunteers into service? Sunday school superintendent. Nursery worker. Youth chaperone. Blah, blah, blah.
Why not have some fun!? If you gave it a little thought, your church bulletin or monthly newsletter could go from plain to pizzazz. It could spur the kind of curiosity that will bring volunteers out of the woodwork! Start with an eye-grabbing, fun title. Think about it . . .
- Instead of asking for people to collate the newsletter, spice things up: Shuffle-bored players needed for monthly tourney. Everyone wins! If you’re bored and need some excitement, join us the last Thursday of each month to shuffle together the pages of the newsletter so we can send them out! (Sorry, paper-cut insurance not included.)
- If people retreat when you ask them to teach Sunday school, reshape your invitation: Help Wanted: Sunday morning pottery class leaders to shape and mold young minds by leading a class of kids to the Potter, Jesus!
- Do you need someone to volunteer to mow the church or school lawn? You may want to float this ad: Lawn Mowing Aerobics Class! Free! Equipment Provided!
- Need someone to staple the bulletin? Try this: Free Stress Therapy! Get Your Frustrations Out Weekly! Do you have a staple of time to donate each Friday? If so, we have a staple of bulletins that need to be stapled. Avoid the rush! Contact the church office today!
- Your worship committee chairperson might become the “Principle Person for Praise and Prayer!”
- Be a Baby Buddy! sounds much more inviting than “Nursery helpers needed.”
- And for the upcoming Christmas holidays: Help Wanted: Wrap musicians! Donate an hour making beautiful music wrapping Christmas presents for underprivileged kids.
Volunteering brings many rewards. At least some of the time, it should be fun, too! That can start with you. Be creative. Set your imagination free. Then stand back and see what God will do!