dentify nform nvite nvest The Big I's Don R. Simmons, Ph.D. www.creativepotentialconsulting.org
Identify In order to ENGAGE UNPAID STAFF, a leader must first be able to IDENTIFY POTENTIAL Unpaid Staff. How do YOU do this?
Identify In order to catch fish, you must first go to the POND. Go where people are SERVING.
People want to serve with people they KNOW, and people serve LONGEST once they have established FRIENDSHIPS and BUILD COMMUNITY.
Ripples of Impact Broader Impact
Process • Maintain a List of Potential Unpaid Staff • Pray for them • Build Relationships • Be AWARE of Timing
Inform • Leaders often confuse INFORMATION with INVITATION
Inform • Use Stories
Inform • Values • Mission • Vision
Inform • Results • Transformed Lives
Inform • Honest, accurate Ministry Descriptions • On your website, church office, all church media
Elements of a Volunteer Position Description • Compelling Title • Duties • Supervisor/Leader • Location and Schedule • Commitment(Daily? Weekly? How long?) • Skills Needed • Training Provided • Benefits
Tell the Truth about Service, and engage Honestly and Authentically.
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!
Invitation • Personal • Based on relationships • Engages the heart/head/hands
Invitation includes Information Position Description
* Percentage of Americans identified with a Meyers-Briggs Personality Assessment as “Self Initiators.” 7% * People who “self-select” IN, can also self-select OUT.
Investment requires SACRIFICE John 5:30 1 Thessalonians 2:8