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Transforming Volunteers from Social Workers to Kingdom Laborers

January 17, 2014

Transforming Volunteers from Social Workers to Kingdom Laborers: Tapping into America’s All-Time High Volunteerism

What does this interest in community service mean for church ministry leaders? Finding purpose in life through serving others is no longer reserved for the faithful churchgoer or the social activist of the neighborhood. As people are looking for outlets to serve, they may see church community-based projects as a viable option of engagement. Leadership Network’s concept paper, Transforming Volunteers from Social Workers to Kingdom Laborers, previously published by Krista Petty outlines six critical elements that every individual needs to become properly equipped as a volunteer, resulting in the attitude shift from being a mere worker to a laborer for the Kingdom.

Here are some great quotes from the paper:

“When churches engage in community work, there is a high probability church workers will have the

opportunity to meet others who care for the community, but have not yet engaged in a journey of

faith.”

“Finding purpose in life through serving others is no longer reserved for the faithful churchgoer or

the social activist of the neighborhood.”

“As people are looking for an outlet to serve, they may see the church community-based projects as a viable option of engagement.”

“As people are looking for an outlet to serve, they may see the church community-based projects as a viable option of engagement.”

“You have Christians and non-Christians serving with one another, presenting a great opportunity.”

To see the entire library of Leadership Network’s papers, podcasts, and videos go to

https://leadnet.org/resources.

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