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!
- Match your recruiting to the theme of the VBS you decide to use. For example; if you are using a jungle setting, hand out bananas with tags which say, “Please join our ‘bunch’ and be part of our VBS team this year!” Give a banana to each person who you would like to have on your VBS team!
- 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.