6 Painless Ways to Recruit This Summer

You probably need new leaders for the fall,

But recruiting may be the furthest thing from your mind right now!
Not to burst your bubble or anything… the summer is going to be over before you know it and you may be left scrambling for leaders. Last year’s leaders need to be kept on and if you hope to grow, new leaders will be vital to the health of your group!

How are you going to get new volunteers without killing yourself? Here’s a quick list of things to try:

Team Leadership: Risks and Rewards

The Avengers got me thinking about team leadership.

In the past, church leadership emphasized a strong individual, normally a guy, with enough vision and force of character (charisma?) to attract followers.

Today, volunteers and other leaders want to be part of a team. They recognize that they have unique gifts and abilities. They want to shape the vision, own it, then be released to run with it. Some teams do it better than others. Here are some of the risks if it is done poorly and the rewards if you can do it right: