Thom and Sam received a question from a regular listener. Henry from Ontario wanted to know how pastors can best recognize faithful members serving in areas of the church that are often unnoticed. For example, the only time the church notices the tech team is when something goes wrong in the worship service. Most people who serve behind the scenes do not want public recognition. How can the church honor them?
- Management by walking around still works well in the church.
- Thanking people in casual conversations is often the most genuine approach.
- Invite long-time volunteers to your home for dinner, dessert, or coffee.
- Sometimes public recognition is warranted even for introverts.
- When doing recap videos for worship services or social media, include those who are in non-visible roles.
- Hand-written notes still mean a lot to everyone.
- Offer to send key volunteers to a conference for development and equipping.
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