Some thoughts from our leadership team at Mosaic on serving:
*Find 2 or 3 people closest to where you want everyone to go and invest in them.
*Invest in those willing to invest in others. This leads to a volunteer culture. Some people will serve just to be with you.
*It is hard to recruit someone to do something you don’t like to do because you don’t believe they would want to do it!
*We make time and give our energy towards those things which we are passionate about. We are busy, and yet we make time for television or sports with friends. We should free people to serve in areas where they have a passion and strengths.
*People need to serve more than we need their help. Avoid saying “no” for someone who may be eager to get involved.
*We need to make work fun!
*People are more important than the tasks they can accomplish. We should invest in people’s character and growth in the midst of the time we serve alongside each other.
*Events and programs are an excuse and a means for building relationships.
*When we fail to recruit others thinking it is just “easier to do it ourselves” or believing “no one can do it as good as I can,” we rob others of the opportunity to lose their lives serving others which is how we find our lives (Mt. 10:39).