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.

Volunteer Recruitment: Recruit Young, Train Well, Build Relationships
One place to start putting your ear to the ground is within your High School and College/Young Adult crews. These students are usually quick learners, on top of it when it comes to technology, while also being creative, and possibly have more time on their hands during the weekends. This volunteer at Victory World Church in Atlanta is working on a DiGiCo SD5, mixing for broadcast.

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Spend Time Building Relationships

Last and definitely not least, invest in your team. Take the time to get to know them. Budget for gift cards. Take a few of them out for coffee or lunch. Create spaces on Sunday for them to rub shoulders with each other and create a comfortable environment for them to hang out between services.

Teams I have led are usually there all day on Sundays, so creating a living room-like room is key to helping create an atmosphere of family.

Don’t miss this part of volunteer recruitment.

Our job is to minister to others and not just work with technology.

Take care of your volunteer team so they can in turn minister to others, and invite them to join the team, giving it a great opportunity to grow.

More About Mike Paschal
Mike Paschal served for 13 years at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, N.C., where he served in various roles, including as the Production Director, Video/Lighting Coordinator and Director of Media. Mike is in the process of transitioning to a new role and church, as the Video Director at Victory World Church in Atlanta, beginning in December 2016. When away from work, he spends every minute he can with his wife, Kirsten, and his little man, Noah.
Get in Touch: mike@mikepaschal.net    More by Mike Paschal

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