|Recruiting is finding a person to fill a specific need, an open position.
||Equipping is helping a person figure out, and then follow, God’s call to service in their life.
|Recruiting focuses primarily on the position.
||Equipping focuses primarily on the person.
|A focus on recruiting views the church primarily as an organization with needs that are to be filled by members.
||A focus on equipping sees the church as a gathering of God’s people, following His call, working together to accomplish His purposes.
|Recruiting is done when the position is filled.
||After a position is filled, equipping makes sure the person is trained for the task, is oriented to the ways of the church, is supported and affirmed while serving.