Should I Ask Volunteers to Do Things?

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Imagine a spectrum. On one end you have “Don’t ask anybody to do anything ever…allow the Holy Spirit to move people into doing everything.” On the other hand you have “You, the leader, have to make everything happen by asking. Ask anybody and everyone. Get into the church bulletin and e-mail everybody your requests.”

As a ministry leader, where do you find yourself on that spectrum? Where is the healthy place to be? If you have to ask somebody to do something, are they really a volunteer?

Today on the podcast, Sean talks over a few guiding principles when you are considering whether or not you should ask a volunteer to do something.

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