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Who Is Your Competition?

Submitted by James Higginbotham on May 3, 2010 – 4:21 amNo Comment

Often, leaders get so focused on leading their team that they can sometimes get confused on who they are competing against to recruit new volunteers or launch a new event. Don’t let yourself get confused on who you are competing against when trying to find volunteers.

You are not competing against the other teams in your church for volunteers.

You are not competing against the other teams in your church for time on an event calendar.

You are not competing against other churches in your community for new members to increase your volunteer base.


You are competing against what the world wants your church members to do.

You are completing against the spiritual warfare going on in this world.

You are competing against the comfort zone of your church members.

It is time to refocus your efforts on something besides stealing volunteers from other teams or asking the same people to do more work. It is time to realize that there is a real battle going on for the attention of your church members. This means you must meet your church members where they are at, put yourself in their place, and find ways to join them in their lives.

Your goal isn’t to guilt them into serving. Your goal is to find ways to understand their interests and match them up with opportunities in the church.

It is time to stop competing against each other and compete against our real enemies that are stealing our future volunteers away from us.

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