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11 Reasons Why Your Best Volunteers Are Leaving

11 Reasons Why Your Best Volunteers Are Leaving

By Wisdom Moon on June 30, 2014

Working with volunteers is probably one of the hardest parts of being a worship leader at a local church. They can flake on your last minute. They can show up unprepared. And, they can just flat out quit...sometimes without even giving you a reason. This happened to me just a couple of months into my current role last year!

Stephen Brewster, the Creative Arts Pastor at Cross Point Church (Nashville, TN), shares some great thoughts on why your best volunteers may be leaving...

It hurts when people leave. It’s been said that people don’t quit organizations, they quit people.

There are a million reasons why, over time, we can lose talented volunteers or staff members. Sometimes it’s circumstantial. Other times, it’s just a natural pattern of growth and development. But not always, and probably not often.  In reviewing a recent article in Forbes magazine on why top talent leaves business, here are some trends that tend to surface as common reasons people become disenfranchised.

1. We Stop Leading With Vision – Vision matters. It creates momentum and excitement. When we lead with vision and with “why,” we’re doing something that makes people move from renters to owners. Vision births passion.

2. We Don’t Allow People to Unleash Their Passions – It’s vital to keep people engaged and to align their passions with opportunities. When people are passionate about something, they not only want to do it…they have to do it. When we miss the chance to align passion and purpose, we fail our best people.

Read the rest of the post by visiting Stephen’s blog.

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Wisdom Moon

Wisdom is a husband, father, worship leader, songwriter, and Founder/CEO of All About Worship. He was born in South Korea, but spent most of his life in Silicon Valley (California), and currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and three kids. Wisdom has been involved in worship ministry for over 20 years. For more about Wisdom, visit WisdomMoon.com