But teams are different. Churches do not ordinarily have a committee to organize Vacation Bible School, but year after year, VBS happens because a few leaders organize a team of people who are willing to step in, have a few meetings, and get the job done. No one is obligated for a three year “enlistment” or feel they must attend regular meetings over a long period of time. The VBS “team” comes together for a short time, gets the job done, and then goes on their way.
The plan is for these new teams to operate in a similar way. Team leaders will make up a list of people who are willing to help for a limited time, and will call them to enlist volunteers for each project that they are planning. Being a “member” of one of these teams might mean that you help on every project, or it might mean that you can only help on one particular project. When you get a call from one of these team leaders, instead of being asked to volunteer for three years and lots of meetings, you might be asked to help plan a dinner, attend one or two meetings, show up for the dinner, and be done. In our busy culture, it is a lot easier for people to volunteer for short projects than to make long-term commitments.