Every ministry is meant to grow. As more volunteers, teens and opportunities cross your plate so does the need to build a leadership team.
Your leadership team is a group of people who are not only willing to sacrifice time but take your ministry to a new level. To know who needs to be on your core leadership team depends on how they answer the following questions:
The backbone of our student ministry is small groups. It’s where teens feel connected and are able to go deeper in their faith. While small group leaders are essential they wouldn’t be successful without crowd ministers.
What are crowd ministers? They are the men and women who extend your capability as a manager. With them you’ll be able to create environments and opportunities for teens to grow. They are the men and women who:
Volunteers will leave. It’s a reality of our ministry and no matter the reason it always hurts. However, the part that haunts us the most is not knowing why.
Life will happen, obstacles will get in the way and people will leave; however, if you want to know the why and reduce the rate of turnover in your ministry you need to address these 5 Crucial Areas:
You can’t do ministry on your own, you need a team. But, what happens when you feel like someone on your team doesn’t have your back?
The only thing worst than doing ministry on your own is running it with a team that you feel like is disloyal and undermining. If you ignore it, it will only grow and eventually take you out of the game. To address it you need to:
Training is something we want to provide for all of our ministers. The problem is that putting together a training event can feel overwhelming and complicated.
Why is it complicated? It’s because we want people to come, get the most out of it and use what we give them. The pressure to not waste and give them something substantial is paralyzing. In the end it’s easier to do nothing. But, it doesn’t have to be that complicated.