As in anything we do, the best way to recruit is God’s way.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa. 55:8-9)
Even in recruiting workers, let’s seek to get in alignment with Him.
4 Points to Ponder in How God Recruits Workers
Take some time to read the Scripture referenced with each point for a better understanding of how God recruits workers. The Staffing Ministry Manual briefly expounds on these points and also asks some additional questions to get you thinking more about recruiting God’s way.
- God chose to use people to accomplish His work. (Gen. 1:28; Eph. 4:16)
- God has empowered people to do His work through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in giving spiritual gifts. (1 Pet. 4:9-11)
- God did not sit back and wait for people to volunteer but often went to extraordinary measures to recruit workers. (Ex. 3; Acts 9:3; Matt. 4:18-19, 21; 9:9)
- God sees every ministry as important. (Matt. 25:14-30; 1 Cor. 12:21-26)
Will Staffing God’s Way Make a Difference in the Results of our Recruitment Efforts?
If you haven’t been recruiting in alignment with God’s ways and make needed adjustments to your recruitment efforts, you should see a difference in the results. But, remember that not everyone will answer the call. Look at Jesus’ life on earth. Some people were even antagonistic but that didn’t stop Him. He continued to do the work the Father had given Him to do.
We need to likewise be faithful in following God’s ways and leave the results to Him. When we recruit God’s way, we can then use whatever the results might be as a guide for where God wants us to go from there. And, always, let’s heed Jesus’ exhortation to His disciples as He looked over the sea of human need. He said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matt. 9:35-38).