Volunteer Recruitment: Recruit Young, Train Well, Build Relationships
While much of the focus on the job is to deal with technology, don't forget about the need to minister to others.
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Team Management ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.
Plan the day, create name badges, have snacks ready, and make the “Backstage Pass” an experience within itself.
This weekend helps you share the vision of what your team is all about alongside sharing with them the expectations of serving on your team.
Start with an Orientation
So once someone shows interest in your team and fills out that form with their name, email and phone number, you want to inform them what your team is all about and its expectations.
So before you simply shoot them an email with a day to show up and have them start running a camera, invite them to a Production Team Orientation.
Spend some time with them - I’ve learned to do so for definitely no more than two hours- and share with the possible new recruits the vision of your team.
Why do you exist?
Why is sound, lights and video even needed in your church?
Why do you have a 7 a.m. call time?
What is a call time?
Those are just a few questions that I think you need to answer before placing anyone on your schedule. Take the time to show them around your spaces and explain what each role is. Then, as you wrap up the night, give each person a chance to officially choose a position to begin training for.
Train Them Well
So now this is where we take the turn on one of the greatest ways, in my opinion, of retaining volunteers.
Train, train, and train some more.
I am working on an article currently on our upcoming new training process, but until then I will say this: A volunteer will never ever be upset when they are set up to succeed on a Sunday. There is no worst feeling as a volunteer than being given a headset, put into a position on a Sunday, and not been trained.
Take time to create a training schedule for each and every position you have on your team. Each position will be different in length and content, but do not skip this process please.
Set your team up for success by taking the time to train them.
Latest ResourceFor Lighting Design, What Software Is The Right Match For Your Needs? (Part 3)
Dig into this final part of a three-part series that looks into choices for lighting design software, including Vectorworks and LightConverse, and how each can best serve the needs of your church.