Who Should I Recruit?

This is something that I think all ministers go through when they are trying to build a team of people around them. You don’t want to just throw people in the mix because then your team could be looking like the “Bad News Bears”. How do you find the right people who will help carry out your vision? This is one of the most frustrating things because when you have people who are not fully committed to the ministry of the church or even committed to you or even the kids. The other day I ran across some notes that I took from a Children’s Ministry Leadership conference that I was at. Brian Dollar the children’s pastor at First Assembly of God in North Little Rock, Arkansas was at. This is coming from his notes and I wanted to pass them onto you:

What Kind of People should I recruit? F.A.T. C.A.T.S.


1. Faithful

Matthew 25:21 “”His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. ”

2. Available

3. Teachable

4. Committed

5. Accountable

6. Transparent

Transparency is about integrity.

Ephesians 4:15 ” Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

7. Serving

“The measure of a man is not how many servants he has, but how many men he serves.” — Dwight L. Moody

Mark 9:35 “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

As I looked through my notes I thought this was a great reminder that we need to be putting the right people in the right places and how do you know if they are the right people well if you operate by trying to find the F.A.T. C.A.T.S in your church then you are going to have a great volunteer base for your ministry.


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