Why do our churches have so many more pew-sitters than active participants? Greg Finke has a provocative answer in “Why do our people sit so well?”
But as his entire website, Dwelling 1:14, makes clear, he’s advocating neighborhood volunteering more than traditional church volunteering. Volunteering in our own neighborhood shouldn’t sound strange. While the command “love your neighbor” includes anyone in need, it certainly also (and primarily?) includes the person next door.
So check out 100+ “Simple Ways to be Missional” as 100+ ways to encourage your people to volunteer for their neighbors.