Finding Ministry Volunteers: No Beating around the Burning Bush

Posted by Liz Perraud at Aug 23, 2016

Liz gives some great suggestions for your next volunteer search.

It’s that time again! The church program year is starting up and you’re looking for volunteer staffing for…well, what seems like everything. If you’ve ever had to ask anyone for money (to borrow or to donate), you know it’s a similar feeling. You’re uncomfortable, you lack confidence, you put it off as long as you can, and worst of all—you fear rejection. And it’s usually a founded fear! There is rejection! I know the feeling.

And I love it. I love praying about and discerning with others who God may be calling to a particular ministry or role, having the conversation to extend the personal invitation to consider that call, engaging in the question and answer period (always with some resistance) and then getting the response.  Most times it’s a “yes,” there are also some “no’s” but there’s always comfort in knowing that it was a biblical, relational process of helping someone wrestle with the decision. We don’t always get it right but it’s always a good experience and it always takes longer than it feels like it should. And it works. If you believe that it will.

Here are a few resources to help you through the process. Position after position. Year after year.

Read the rest of the article on the GenOn Ministries web site at 


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