How to Motivate Church Volunteers (Quotes for Pastors)

Ideas on How to Motivate Church Volunteers

Written By: Glenn C. Stewart

How to Motivate Church Volunteers (Quotes for Pastors)

We build others up when we express gratitude, affirmation, speak with kindness, and consider what is beneficial for the other person. In ministry, putting this into practice sometimes calls for self-control. A good goal is to approach and frame each discussion with the questions, “What is the true need? Is there encouraging direction I can provide?” That is simple when someone calmly approaches you with a basic inquiry. It is much more difficult when you are under fire. Yet, offering a constructive response in tough conversations is what we are called to do. Beyond effective communication, there are several important aspects to consider when leading volunteers. If you’re looking for encouragement and direction, the quotes below may help.

Quotes for Pastors on How to Motivate Church Volunteers:

Delegation and successfully working with church volunteers is a key aspect of church community and growth.

Delegation and successfully working with church volunteers is a key aspect of church community and growth.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Volunteers need to stay motivated, feel appreciated, understand the vision, and be responsible for certain tasks.

Volunteers need to stay motivated, feel appreciated, understand the vision, and be responsible for certain tasks.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Being able to initiate action and clarify direction are two important skills for effectively leading ministry volunteers.

Being able to initiate action and clarify direction are two important skills for effectively leading ministry volunteers.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Through prayerful preparation you must develop a plan, communicate a sense of urgency, and establish high expectations for your people.

Through prayerful preparation you must develop a plan, communicate a sense of urgency, and establish high expectations for your people.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Pastors need to take the initiative in moving the ball down the field.

Pastors need to take the initiative in moving the ball down the field.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Meandering doesn’t work well when preaching and teaching and it doesn’t work well in setting direction either.

Meandering doesn’t work well when preaching and teaching and it doesn’t work well in setting direction either.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

Offer encouragement to help volunteers feel good about the work they are doing in advancing the mission of the church.

Offer encouragement to help volunteers feel good about the work they are doing in advancing the mission of the church.
~ Glenn C. Stewart

There may be unexpected obstacles when you’re coaching in the most important championship of all, but the good news is that you’ve got God, the ultimate head coach!

There may be unexpected obstacles when you’re coaching in the most important championship of all, but the good news is that you’ve got God, the ultimate head coach!
~ Glenn C. Stewart

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