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  1. dentify nform nvite nvest The Big I's Don R. Simmons, Ph.D. www.creativepotentialconsulting.org

  2. Identify In order to ENGAGE UNPAID STAFF, a leader must first be able to IDENTIFY POTENTIAL Unpaid Staff. How do YOU do this?

  3. Identify In order to catch fish, you must first go to the POND. Go where people are SERVING.

  4. Build Relationships

  5. People want to serve with people they KNOW, and people serve LONGEST once they have established FRIENDSHIPS and BUILD COMMUNITY.

  6. Ripples of Impact Broader Impact

  7. Process • Maintain a List of Potential Unpaid Staff • Pray for them • Build Relationships • Be AWARE of Timing

  8. Inform • Leaders often confuse INFORMATION with INVITATION

  9. Inform • Use Stories

  10. Inform • Values • Mission • Vision

  11. Inform • Results • Transformed Lives

  12. Inform • Honest, accurate Ministry Descriptions • On your website, church office, all church media

  13. Elements of a Volunteer Position Description • Compelling Title • Duties • Supervisor/Leader • Location and Schedule • Commitment(Daily? Weekly? How long?) • Skills Needed • Training Provided • Benefits

  14. Do NOT minimize Service JUST

  15. Tell the Truth about Service, and engage Honestly and Authentically.

  16. Invite

  17. Volunteer Recruit Supervise Performance Review Job Retention Tasks Unpaid Staff/Partner/Minister Invite/Cultivate/Engage Support Performance Measurement Role/Position/Ministry Sustainability Service Your Language should reflect your Culture!

  18. Jesus never “Recruited”

  19. Coaches recruit stars, Leaders invite Servants.

  20. Invitation • Personal • Based on relationships • Engages the heart/head/hands

  21. Invitation includes Information Position Description

  22. With You!

  23. If you anticipate a large event, ENGAGE MORE INVITERS

  24. Invest

  25. * Percentage of Americans identified with a Meyers-Briggs Personality Assessment as “Self Initiators.” 7% * People who “self-select” IN, can also self-select OUT.

  26. Investment takes Time

  27. Investment takes YOU

  28. Investment takes a PLAN for discipleship and personal growth

  29. Investment requires Tracking

  30. Investment requires a TEAM

  31. Investment requires SACRIFICE John 5:30 1 Thessalonians 2:8

  32. Resources