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As a church ministry leader, one of the best ways to encourage volunteers to share their stories is to remind them that their experiences are unique and valuable.

Everyone can learn from the ways in which God has been working in the lives of your volunteers.

Here are some guidelines and real-life examples for your one-on-one conversations, team meetings, and small group discussions to help you equip your volunteers to share their stories.

Questions You Could Ask:

  • Ask them to share a specific moment or experience where they felt God’s presence in their life.
  • Encourage them to share how they have seen God working in the lives of others.
  • Share your own personal testimony of how God has been working in your life and ask them to do the same.
  • Ask them to share how they have seen God working through the ministry or mission of the church.
  • Encourage them to share any specific prayers that have been answered or ways in which they have seen God provide for them.
  • Ask them to share any specific ways in which they have seen God work in the lives of people they have been praying for.
  • Share any scripture passages or verses that have spoken to you recently and ask them to share any that have been meaningful to them.
  • Encourage them to share any specific ways in which they have seen God working in the community or world around them.
    Ask them to share any specific ways in which they have seen God working in their own personal growth and development.

Real-Life Examples:

  • “I would love to hear about any specific moments or experiences where you felt like you saw God working in your volunteer role. Can you share one of those with me?”
  • “What have you learned or how have you grown through your volunteer experience? We would love to hear your testimony and share it with others in the church community.”
  • “I know that volunteering can be challenging at times. Can you share about a time when you faced a difficult situation and how you saw God working through it?”
  • “I value the perspective and input of our volunteers. Can you share with us how you see God working in the specific area or ministry you serve in?”
  • “I am always inspired by the stories of how God is working in the lives of our volunteers. Can you share with us how your volunteer experience has strengthened your faith?”
  • “Your stories of how God is working in your life through your volunteer experience can encourage and inspire others. Would you be willing to share your story with our team or at an upcoming event?”
  • “I know that volunteering can be a powerful way to grow in faith. Can you share with us how your volunteer experience has impacted your relationship with God?”
  • “Your unique perspective and experiences as a volunteer are valuable to our church community. Can you share with us how you have seen God working in your life through your volunteer role?”
  • “As a volunteer, you have a front-row seat to seeing God at work. Can you share with us some of the ways you have seen Him working through your volunteer experience?”
  • “Your testimony as a volunteer can be a powerful tool in encouraging and inspiring others. Can you share with us about a specific moment or experience where you felt like you saw God working in your volunteer role?”

Remind your volunteers that sharing their testimony is a powerful way to encourage and inspire others and that it can also help to strengthen their own faith. By asking your volunteers the right questions, you can help them to feel more comfortable and confident in sharing their stories.

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