As church pastors and leaders it can be daunting and discouraging when it comes to transforming pew-sitters into servant leader volunteers. Too often persons are content to sit and absorb rather than to rise up and serve. Both our human nature and our consumer culture resist sacrifice, commitment, and service. On top of this, when a church promotes organizational maintenance over missional outreach we reinforce a self-serving mindset rather than the much-needed and oft-missing servant leader mentality.
There must be a different and a better way to inspire, enlist, and retain active and ample ministry volunteers from what is often the congregational scarcity status quo. Mentoring Pew-Sitters into Servant Leaders affirms that there is a much better way. The way involves a relational and vocational approach through a mentoring ministry. Mentoring Pew-Sitters into Servant Leaders: Developing Servant Leader Volunteers through Mentoring presents and promotes a theology and a practical step-by-step plan for developing a mentoring ministry in your church. Major and mandatory steps to implementing this ministry, discussed in this writing, include:
-Removing Perceived Barriers for Volunteering
-Establishing a Mentoring Culture
-Implementing a Mentoring Process
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