Everything changed…but in a way nothing changed.
Your main role is still to – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” And to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Redefine your thoughts about your role:
You are not just an event planner, events are getting canceled.
You are not just a communicator on stage, there is no one in the seats.
You are not just someone who finds volunteers for Sunday morning because Sunday has been redefined.
Your role is to Love God and Love Others.
You are to be equipping God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. So how do you re-imagine your role? I want you to start asking the question, “What can it look like?“
Your ministry is not on hold, so ask the questions:
What can it look like to equip God’s people to be the church?
What can it look like to serve the church digitally?
What can volunteering look like in these unprecedented times?
When it comes to your volunteers you need to:
Do you know how your flock is doing? Are you being a good steward of your team?
Text your team
Call your team, especially your older volunteers.
Facetime your team, especially those who struggle with anxious or depressed
Zoom.Us – 40-minute meetup for free 100 people.
Ask, how homeschooling is going? Ask about their work.
Ask, what can we do to help?
Ask, how can we pray for you?
If you’re allowed, drop off something at their door – food, toilet paper. Postcards. Pizza Delivery.
Do something fun – Social game/contest on FB groups!
Help them connect and encourage one another.
If you have coaches, encourage them to reach out to their teams.
Send prayer requests and needs to groups
3. Equip or mobilize them.
Equip your team to serve!
Videos for daily
Email to parents
Serve in the community
Drive through church
YouVersion Bible App Study
MarcoPolo scheduling volunteers to be online. Such a great idea!
4. Pray for them and pray with them.
Open up your volunteer roaster and pray down the list.
And say, “Hey, before I let you go, can we pray together?”
Let’s rally together. A lot of church are seeing online church x6 regular attendance! Families are having a mealtime around the dinner table! Parents are huddling up together in their living rooms to open up God’s word. God is doing something today, let’s roll up our sleeves and be the church!