“Recruiting and keeping church givers and volunteers is harder than it used to be.
People keep saying it, so it must be true, right?
If I was ever tempted to tell pastors to quit whining about something, this is it.
Here’s how the party line goes: It used to be fairly easy to get church members to commit to consistent giving and/or volunteering. Ask for a missions or building pledge, and people would do it. Mention the need for Sunday School volunteers and folks would commit every week for decades.
Not any more.
Are people not as committed as they used to be? Have we all become that unreliable? I say no.”
Read Karl Vaters’ “People Won’t Commit to the Church Any More? Don’t You Believe It.”