The Making Sunday Happen Podcast | Episode 007

The 10 Reasons Why Someone Serves at Your Church (Part Two)

Show Notes

Show Notes and Resources Mentioned:

I believe there are at least 10 reasons why someone serves at your church and on your team.

Click here if you missed EPISODE 006, where I give the first 5 reasons why I believe someone serves at your church.


6. To join the mission of the church.
People want to be a part of something big. There are thousands of causes and charities that people endorse and give time, money and energy to. What better mission is there to serve than the local church?

7. Your vision is compelling.
Volunteers don’t respond to need as much as they respond to vision. When you cast a compelling vision, people follow.

8. To find community in relationships with others.
People want to belong. They want to feel apart of a group. They long to be cared about, served, and loved. When you create an exciting culture, people want to be apart of it.

9. There is joy in Loving People and giving back.
Jesus is Love. Create more roles and more opportunities on your team for people – you’re literally giving them the gift of joy.

10. Serving can be fun.
Do your volunteers have fun when they serve? As the leader of your ministry, you are setting the tone. If its fun for you, people see that and feed off of that. Create an environment where its fun to serve!

When creating your volunteer culture, it’s good to know why your volunteers are there in order to know how to minister to them.

Your team members want to be involved in something that matters.
What we do in ministry matters for eternity!

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Quotes from this Episode:


Suggested Tweet: "If your volunteers know the mission of your church, they will give of themselves toward seeing that mission accomplished. @carlbarnhill"

Suggested Tweet: "When you create an exciting culture, people want to be apart of it. @carlbarnhill"

Suggested Tweet: "Don’t rob your volunteers of the joy of serving. Create more roles & more opportunities on your team for people. @carlbarnhill"

Sharable Content:

I want you to have the resources you need to lead your volunteer team well. That’s why in nearly every episode of the podcast I like to provide you with downloadable, sharable content that you can take back and use as you lead your teams. This content is absolutely FREE of charge. You can take it, copy it, and distribute it to your team members. May God bless your ministry as you serve Him.

PDF IconFREE .PDF Version of my list of “The 10 Reasons Why Someone Serves at Your Church”

I’ve also written extensive blog posts on this topic. Click here to read more.

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