Most if not every church seems to have trouble motivating people to volunteer in service or ministry of some kind. In the modern church, the 80/20 Rule usually applies in that 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work. This is a critical issue that church leaders are challenged with. The reason why this has to be a front-burner discussion is because at the heart of it, volunteering is an essential component of the discipleship process in someone's life. Plainly put, volunteering is discipleship. There are many reasons people aren't volunteering in church… and subsequently aren't growing in their relationship with God.
Scripture References: Matthew 16:24; John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 4:10; Philippians 2:4