5 Reasons Volunteers Keep Quittting
We all know that part of growing a healthy church involves getting people plugged into serving roles. God has gifted them and WANTS them to be on the field, not the sidelines.
But for so many churches, serve teams are like a revolving door with new people coming onto the team, but current team members choosing to quit.
Our churches get stronger as our Groups & Teams get stronger, so anything we can do to shut the back door of our teams will move us forward.
Here are 5 Reasons Volunteers Keep Quitting:
1. The “WHY” Isn’t Clear
WHAT a team does is important, but WHY they do it is what creates real purpose.
Here’s an example: The parking team isn’t there to park cars. They are there because every week, people who need God are going to show up. Lots of those people already have their guard up. They’re nervous about going to a new place, and they may even have a bad perception of the local church. The parking team is there to connect with them as soon as they are within seeing distance of the church property – communicating that this is a place where they are welcome, loved, and cared about. People who pull into the parking lot will be wearing masks, and even appear like everything is fine, but the real story is that they are hurting. The parking team is there to ignore what it looks like on the outside, and welcome them with the love of Christ.”
When team members don’t clearly understand the WHY, their weekends are just full of TASKS – like a job with no purpose.