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It’s one of the most paralyzing problems many leaders face: how do you handle a difficult team member?
Want to make the problem worse? That’s easy.
Imagine the difficult team member is a volunteer.
Then what do you do? After all, they’re volunteering their time.
Most people think you can’t do anything. And that’s dead wrong.
I’ve never worked with a church that has said they don’t need more volunteers. But, I’ve worked with a bunch of churches that have trouble getting people to volunteer and stay engaged volunteering. This is a critical issue for churches to figure out. The reason why this has to be a front-burner issue is because at the heart of it, volunteering is an essential component of the discipleship process in someone’s life.
Plainly put, volunteering is discipleship.