12Stone Church has literally thousands of volunteers. In fact, we could not operate without them. Over 300 volunteers are needed at each of our 5 services at Central Campus, and many more are serving at the 11 other services at 3 other campuses.
There are some who view serving as a volunteer as somehow less demanding than a “real job”. After all, no one is being compensated. There are no bonuses or pay raises for performance. And (as a general rule) no one will ever be fired.
However, the lack of compensation is not permission to deliver less than our best. In fact, our volunteers are absolutely amazing at how well they serve “above and beyond.”
- Many start arriving at 6am to start getting ready…3 hours before the first service. Others don’t leave until everything is put away at 3pm. Many serve all day.
- Every team (like our Parking Team) constantly obsesses over their performance. They measure themselves to the minute. They constantly look for fresh ideas to improve their operation.
- The Tech Team operates as well as any high performing broadcast studio. They drive themselves to be perfect at every transition during the service.
- Our Children’s Ministry volunteers are kinder, more thoughtful, and better with kids than many of the parents. They are determined that every child will have a special moment, no matter how many kids are in their care.
I could go on…but I don’t need to. I think you get the picture.
My question is this – when you volunteer your time, do you gear down and call it “good enough”, or do you gear up and give your very best?
Thanks for listening.