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VBS Recruiting – “Creativity”!

Creativity / Leadership / Recruiting / Volunteers //

If you have looked at VBS recruiting through a “view-finder” and with a “perspective” which sees possibilities instead of obstacles, then it is time to look at VBS recruiting with “creativity”! By this I mean, do the unexpected when you recruit as this will get the attention of the people in your church!

When you think about recruiting, you can certainly go about it in a lot of ways, but if those ways do not get the attention of the people in your church, you are not likely to end up with a very big response. The reason for this is as follows . . .

  • Recruiting = Getting Attention so People Remember and Respond!
If people do not notice and remember you are recruiting, they can not respond. It is this simple; so, when you recruit you need to use creative ideas to get their attention so they will remember and respond! Consider some of the following ideas . . .
  • Match your recruiting to the theme of the VBS you decide to use. For example; if you are using a time travel setting, hand out a photo of your church from last year or even a long time in the past with tags which say, “Please be part of our VBS team this year and help us make a difference in our ‘time’!”
  • Consider printing table tents which you personally hand to people and ask them to place on their table at home. Print specific things you want people to pray about – including volunteering and ask people to pray for the things you put on the table tent.
These are just a couple ways you can use “Creativity” to help you recruit for VBS 2015. What is the most creative way you have ever recruited for VBS?

 

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About the Author

Lynda Freeman has 40+ years of experience working in Children's Ministry. She has served a children's director for churches of 1600 people - as well as in churches of 100 people. Lynda has been a consultant for Gospel Light, Group  and ZonderKidz/Big Idea, ZonderKidz/Promiseland. Currently she is known for her reviews of curriculum and church resources, she writes kidz Connection curriculum and her other blog, grandma's cookie jar!