Team Development: How Best to Grow Your Team With Volunteers

If you can get your church's tech team to help look for the newest recruits for your team along with you, then you have a much wider net to be casting from.

Team Development: How Best to Grow Your Team With Volunteers
There is a higher possibility of finding the right volunteers to join the team with the help of other members on your tech team identifying prospective volunteers, versus opting for a random call out from the worship space's stage or a blurb in your church’s announcement sheet or bulletin.
Team Development: How Best to Grow Your Team With Volunteers
There is a higher possibility of finding the right volunteers to join the team with the help of other members on your tech team identifying prospective volunteers, versus opting for a random call out from the worship space's stage or a blurb in your church’s announcement sheet or bulletin.

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One of the questions I always get asked when I’m teaching about developing teams is, “How do I recruit more volunteers?”

Well, it can be a complex answer with multiple ways to do this. The answer I give them, though, is pretty simple: Get your team to recruit volunteers for you.

In other words, create a culture where everyone on your team, staff and volunteers, are also looking for new people, so it’s not just left up to you.

So often in organizations, we place the recruiting and getting more people solely on the leader. Somehow, for many organizations, it’s been turned into a “that’s his job” attitude. But if you can get your church’s tech team to help look for the newest recruits for your team along with you, then you have a much wider net to be casting from.

And as a result, have a greater likelihood at successfully bringing in more quality volunteers to help your team.

I tell my team (staff and volunteers) to give me three names of people you know that can do your job. Since they know what their position requires, they know who to look for and what to look for in a potential person. I asked them to look in their small groups, maybe their spouse or even one of their own kids. And here’s the cool thing: Let’s say you have 10 people on your team and only three of them give you two potential names. That’s still six more people that are potential candidates who have already been pre-screened and know someone else on the team already that you previously didn’t have ready to be in the fold. Instead of just asking random people if they want to join your team, not really knowing anything about them or their background, this option is a much more viable one at consistently growing your team in a positive way.

The other cool thing that happens is that person on your team who gave you the names to add to your team, will say to the new recruit “Why don’t you just come next time I’m serving, and you can watch what I do and how easy it is?”

It puts ownership on the entire team, not just a few, and it creates a culture of looking for more people on the team.

More importantly, though, there is a higher possibility of those people joining the team rather than finding those new members by way of a random call out from the stage or a blurb in your church’s announcement sheet or bulletin.




More About Dennis Choy
Dennis Choy created and developed the church's Technical Production Department after joining the staff at North Coast Church in 1995. North Coast Church, located in Vista, Calif., currently offers 46 worship services with more than 12,000 attendees every weekend across five campuses. He also oversees the Communications, Graphics, Web, Creative Video, Social Media, Staging and IT Department. He has taught training classes at Infocomm, NAB, WFX, TFWM, NAMM and other conferences around the country and currently serves on the Board for the Church Technical Leaders Network. He resides in Oceanside, Calif. with his wife Michelle and their three children.
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