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July 20, 2010

Nixon Ng on Sticky Volunteers

Just a background of Pastor Nixon’s church (Victory Malate). They are a church of 2500++ with a staff of six. Yes let me repeat – 6 staff members to run 2500+ people. Here are his secrets:

1. Serve with them.

– practice servant leadership

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

2. Thank them.

1Th. 1:2 ¶ We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,

Not just constant thank you but thanking them in the right way.

Put God in the equation of gratefulness. This rids of an entitement mindset among volunteers.

Appreciation communicates value.

3. Inspire them.

Leaders are enrgizers. Inspire them and not require them.

Put the vision in front of them.

4. Communicate with them.

– open lines.

– communicate vision time and time again. Volunteer managers are vision casters.

– communicate our plans with them. Plan with them not just for them. Let them own it.

5. Keep them

– sustain them.

1Pet. 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

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