Did you know that 87% of people who attend church with a “best friend” are happier with their church experience and more likely to get involved-and stay involved?
Helping your team make friends with one another and with new people in your church is a great way to help expand your pool of potential volunteers. Of course, it’s for more than that. Your team–your church–will be happier as you encourage people to develop stronger, lasting friendships with one another.
Here are some ways to do that:
- Encourage volunteers to work in pairs whenever possible.
- Provide ice breakers in your meetings to allow people to get to know one another better
- Once in a while, take the team out just to have fun. Studies show that having fun together helps create bonds.
- Assign prayer partners each month or quarter to encourage conversation and connection outside of the church setting.
- Pray. Ask God to connect those who are feeling lonely or lost without a friend, on your team or in the church.
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