‘Volunteer’ is a normal word in church life nowadays. Heroes, hosts, those who serve, are among names some churches give to those who serve. Those paid for service in the church are generally called staff and those who aren’t, volunteers. While writing a post that also had to do with volunteers I somehow ended up thinking that volunteer should be a taboo word for the church. As with many things I thought to make a case for it.
Unfortunately, because of familiarity and that it will be while till we eradicate ‘volunteer’ from our vocab, I will use the term in this post. Irony. I will say, at this stage that word is akin to scratching a chalkboard.