Why You Don’t Need Any Volunteers in Your Children’s Ministry

Leadership / Volunteers //

Did you know you don’t need volunteers in your ministry?  You’re probably wondering if I’ve lost what little mind I have left.  Let me explain what I mean.

Noemy Munoz leads the children’s ministry at one of our campuses.  When you go to her campus, you immediately notice something.  There are lots of people on her team.  Every room has plenty of people serving and they are happy to be there.

Last week she made a statement that revealed why.  She said, “I don’t have volunteers…I have friends.”  

Stop and think about that for a minute.  What she was saying is she builds relationships with the people on her team.  As she invests in them and cares for them, they become more than just someone filling a role.  They become her friends.  

A few weeks ago, I shared how relationships is the super glue that keeps volunteers on a team.  Noemy’s team is an example of how true this is.  

How do you see the people who serve on your team?  If they are just volunteers, you’ll have a good team.  But when they move from being volunteers to being your friends, you’ll have a great team.

How do you build friendships with the people on your team? 





About the Author

Dale Hudson is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida. He has been in children's ministry for over 25 years. He was named one of the top 20 most influential people in children's ministry. He is the co-author of 5 books. He writes daily about his children's ministry journey at