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Intentional Involvement

Submitted by James Higginbotham on December 8, 2009 – 4:21 amNo Comment

Many times throughout the year, especially during the holiday season, the church has a variety of opportunities to serve. Most of these opportunities do not require experienced volunteers, but rather anyone willing to donate some time.

It is during these one-time serve opportunities where you must be intentional about your leadership:

  • Intentionally create opportunities to allow fresh faces to join in the activities
  • Intentionally know those getting involved
  • Intentionally follow-up with them once the holiday season is over

As the leader, it is up to you to ensure that your team is prepared to handle these new people after the holiday or special event. This will require you to spend time working on how to communicate the event (”we need you” instead of “we need [xyz] skills”), coordinate signups, and follow-up a few weeks after the event with a personalized thank you note.

Don’t let this holiday season pass you by too fast and miss the fresh volunteers you’ll likely see. Get intentional with the way you handle these one-time serve opportunities.

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