2 Types of Volunteers

There are basically two types of volunteers. Those who get the vision and those who don't. I don't know why it has taken me so long to learn this... but its rather simple really. You can actually tell who gets the vision and who doesn't on your team. Here are some striking traits of each:
Granted, there are not always check marks by each of these. I also realize every case varies. You might even totally disagree with this list... but its definitely a fairly accurate picture of traits I've personally noticed in ministry.

It is also important to mention that volunteers aren't always at fault. Sometimes its a lack of direction or an unclear vision that rests solely on the primary leader.

We've been blessed by some incredible volunteers who get the vision... but there have been some along the way who didn't get it. Pretty soon you find out because they aren't a part of the program anymore.
They perish.

The scriptures say a little something, something about that...
"where there is no vision the people perish." Rings true here. Volunteers need to "get it."

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2 Responses to “2 Types of Volunteers”

  1. # Blogger steven

    I agree with this totally, but how do you make them get it? I feel like I repeat it again and again, but nothing changes..  

  2. # Anonymous kolby

    Great Post! I think the big thing is that the vision needs to be lived out by the leader. I always struggle with leaders who don't get it. I have set new leaders up with more experienced leaders and that seems to work.  

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