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After someone shows interest in serving on your team, you’ll want to provide an opportunity where they can have a sneak peek into your team to see if it’s an area they really are interested in.
At Newspring, we called this opportunity “Production First Look”. Below I outline how we implemented it, I hope it will give you inspiration in meeting and casting vision to new volunteers that join your team.
1. Contact them.
When we got names of people that were interested in joining our team, me, or someone from our team would call them directly to schedule them for a First Look. We offered First Looks every Sunday morning and every Sunday afternoon. When we called them, we made sure they knew exactly what time and where to meet a member of our team. We would meet them at a designated place and personally escort them backstage to our control room.
2. Introduce them to the team.
When we brought potential volunteers back, we introduced them to the team and prepared the team to be generous and inviting, knowing we would have visitors.
Way - Service
3. Provide a unique way for them to observe a service.
We installed headphones on our wall above a couch. These headphones had a feed of our COMM. We allowed them to listen to a service on headset and observe our control room in action. This instantly provided them a unique experience in observing what our team did during a service.
Team - Vision - Requirements
4. Go over your team vision and requirements.
Once the message started during the service and our team had a break, we asked all potential volunteers to gather around a table so that we could cast some vision and detail the requirements of our...
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