The Equipper Newsletter
February 17, 2015
Churches Equipping Saints for Service
 They ARE Volunteering

You know who volunteers in your church. But do you really know the volunteering behavior of all your people?

ďA new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year.Ē

This report is talking about your people, if your church is in the United States. This blog summarizes it and provides a link to the full report.

Some facts from the report, with my thoughts on their connection church volunteerism:

  •  ď1 in 4 Americans volunteer through an organization.Ē How many of our people volunteer for other organizations but not their church? Why? Could other organizations be better places to volunteer? Could it be a good thing that they volunteers elsewhere? What if they saw serving in community organizations as a great way to do Godís work of caring for people in need, and an opportunity to build relationships with people who donít know Jesus as Lord?
 Equip 4 Impact
If you're in the Chicago area, join our local networking group, Equip4Impact, on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10am to noon, at Trinity Lutheran, Roselle, Illinois. Email for details.
Got a local volunteerism networking group? We can include your meeting here.
 Good Stuff

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Karen Kogler, Equipper Church Volunteerism Resources