S - Support the mission of the Church through service
E - Empower each member of the church through service
R - Recruit and place members in positions which match their strengths
V - Volunteering brings hope to others and joy into our own hearts
E - Equip our members to find their special place in mission
"Imagine the power that would be unleashed if everyone offered to serve in an appropriate volunteer role. Imagine how the members of your church would grow if they were actively, intentionally serving God and growing in their faith. Imagine how your church would grow if you had the reputation of being the place where people don't just talk about their faith, but work together to make things happen in your community. Excellent programs . . . may help your church grow in attendance, but they won't help your church members grow deep in their faith or be satisfied with their spiritual growth. That takes involvement in ministry.
from "Volunteer Leadership Series" by
Marlene Wilson, Susan Waechter and Deborah Kocsis