VALUING CHURCH VOLUNTEERS | Timothy J Miller
It’s pretty safe to say that the average church
thrives on volunteers. Can you imagine doing
church without them? But in our culture,
volunteers generally give only a small part of
their time and energy to support the needs of a
year olds are nearly one third less likely to The average church attendee goes to church
volunteer. only one to two times a month and averages 52
The average value of a volunteer hour is hours per year volunteering their time. Nearly
approximately $24.14. a fifth of those who do volunteer are actually
Nearly 40% of people serving in a church splitting that limited time between your church
local church, and even that amount is ever-so- plant have a combined annual household and other organizations. So, if you do the math,
slightly decreasing. income of $35k to $50k. the average volunteer is willing to show up for
33% of church plant leaders have an hour or two to help once or twice a month.
Here are a few interesting tidbits to consider:
considered leaving ministry due to the Maybe.
• Men are 11.6% less likely to volunteer than financial women. of People aged 35-54 are most likely to consequential difficulty in their marriage.
volunteer (right under 29%), while 20-24
Where does that leave the Church?
I’m thinking that we cannot simply blame our
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