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  • 1.  Volunteers

    Posted 03-16-2023 04:30 PM

    Having a discuss with leaders in our church about the term "volunteers" and is that the appropriate word to use.  We are called to ministry which is different than volunteering.  Anyone have any suggestions for other terms to use:

    Judy Mapp
    Church Council President

  • 2.  RE: Volunteers

    Posted 03-22-2023 02:01 PM


    David Fiedler
    LCMS Foundation

  • 3.  RE: Volunteers

    Posted 03-23-2023 12:32 AM

    Hi Judy,

    In our church we have faded away the term volunteers. We haven't replaced it with another noun. Instead, we focus on the verb. "Would you like to help out?" "Opportunity to serve and collaborate!" "Plenty of activities and roles available in the event - what would you like to do?" Etc.

    Marjaana Kuivalainen
    All Saints Lutheran Church Bellevue, WA