3 Lessons Coaching Soccer Has Taught Me About Recruiting Volunteers

I went to the meeting with no intentions of being the coach.

When I left the meeting I was the new head coach of my son’s soccer team.

How did this happen?  This little story actually has some lessons for working with and recruiting volunteers.

3 Ways to Build a Great Volunteer Team

What I saw this weekend was incredible! 

I spoke at a youth ministry this past weekend.   This particular group has been without a youth pastor for 5 months.  Yet when I was there the group was not just surviving, I would say they were thriving.

How could a group thrive with no youth pastor for so long?

Leadership!  To be more specific, the volunteer leadership was amazing.  I saw 6 or 7 different people leading the different aspects of the night.  The former youth pastor did a fantastic job of not building the youth ministry around him but around the team.

So here are 3 ways that you can build a great team.