It wasn't from a pulpit announcement.
It wasn't from an ad in the bulletin.
It wasn't from a tear jerking video during the service.
It wasn't from a live testimony during the service.
So how did we do it?
Personal, 1-1 invites. Every one of those 200 new volunteers were personally asked if they would join the team. Our staff and volunteers simply got out among the people and made the ask.
Were we desperate? Yes. You see we were just about to launch two new services and needed a ton of new volunteers to make it happen. So we went with the most effective, proven method of building a volunteer team. Individual asks.
If you need more volunteers (which you and I always will), go with what works. 1-1 invites.