Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Recruiting Secrets"...

Read this great article today on "what really works when it comes to recruiting a great volunteer team." - by Ali Thompson. [article, Recruiting Secrets] I wanted to share my notes.

1. An Invitation: "Wideman says that smart recruiters never apologize for giving people the opportunity to serve, bc you're presenting them with the greatest opportunity they'll ever have aside from following Christ. By giving them the opportunity to serve, you're presenting them with an opportunity to move forward and grow closer to God."
You never want to look desperate.. instead think strategically on how to invite people creatively. Give an invitation a party feel. This one is so simple "not easy", but simple: just ask people personally. "People WANT to be asked." Hey, that happened to me!! I was asked to fill in. ;D Lastly, just go out into the crowd. Just like Jesus, "come follow me." He recruited His disciples.

2. Focus on the Big Picture: Never recruit on duty or guilt. Cast vision: your church and ministry. I should be able to summarize that vision in 30 sec. or less. Help people see their service will have an eternal impact. Oh so true!!

3. Redefine your Church Culture: Our role as the church is to equip the people to serve and use their gifts. How can I do a better job of "equipping, assigning, maximizing and encouraging people."

4. Plan Ahead: Assessment. Wideman, "I don't work on the church that I have, I work on the church that I want to have." Measure your approach and Recruit al the time.

5. Build Relationships that last: This is so true. I need to act on that and find leaders that can do the same. Retaining is recruiting. "If they feel like your friend rather than 'just a volunteer,' they'll want to stick around." Make face-to-face contact, especially on weekend services.

6. Share the load: Pour into key volunteers and equip them to bring others on board.

7. Look in unexpected places: loved this story. One child director observed a couple worshiping during a kids worship time in the service. Saw their excitement, director invited them to serve, and they said yes!! Look into teens as well to serve. ---> yes I love that!!!

8. Pray: This was last in the article, but should be first in our daily life. Recruiting is do ne by faith, not by need. Philippians 4:19: "God will supply all your needs."

Hope you get some stuff out of this... If you lead in kids or any other ministry. I know I need to act and act now!

FRC Life Development Doral Newsletter...

Here is the 411 at FRC Doral's life development ministries. [preschool-elementary] If you missed us then you NEED to come this Sunday. Man, Heroes and Villains started off to an incredible start!!!

-Serving Him,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Heroes & Villains: Power Up..

This past Saturday, the Flamingo Road Church Doral Life Development team got together for our "Heroes Power Up". FRC's new series, Heroes and Villains, kicks off this weekend- Sept. 12-13. At our Power Up, we had 3 Heroic teams put in place: a street team, phone team, and creative team. Our street team, led by three moms and a group of Rushlians, passed out over 150 invites to folks in our community. Our phone team called families and our creative team built, painted, and drew tons of exciting props for the weekend Environment. The Diversity, Collaboration, Thinking, Creativity, and Potential of this day was off the charts and we can't wait to see what GOD has in store for us at our FRC Doral Campus. I just wanted to thank each adult and teen there. You planted seeds for people to take a step closer to checking out what the church is all about and who Jesus is totally all about. THANK YOU!!!

So, if YOU aren't planning anything for this weekend why don't you stop by Flamingo Road Church. We have different locations and different times. One of them being right in the City of Doral: every Sunday at 10:30 am at Ronald Reagan High School- 8600 NW 107 Ave. Don't come alone and we'll see you there!