Training Category: Christian Education
Building a ministry team for the administration, coordination, and implementation of your Christian education programs or strategies could be one of the most important tasks apart from the discipleship process itself. If you have the right people involved in this ministry, the likelihood of seeing lives changed through the various strategies and programs will increase.
What to Look for in People When Building your Christian Education Ministry Team
Ask the following questions for each position needed to implement the various strategies in your Christian Education Ministry. (Click on the links for more about that factor.)
Spiritual Gifts: Does this person have the special divine empowerment to do the task?
Heart Passions: Is the person’s heart drawn toward that group of people, issue, or ministry?
Personality: Does the person give enough attention to details necessary for the task? Or, does the person get along well with people if it is a people-oriented position?
Walk with God: Does the person know Jesus as Savior and Lord? Is the person committed to growing and becoming more Christ-like?
Experience: Is previous experience required? Experience can be helpful but doesn’t always have to be a requirement depending on the position and if the person is teachable and you are willing to invest into the training of the person.
Philosophy: Does the person’s philosophy of ministry sufficiently blend with the philosophy of ministry established by this ministry? How critical are any discrepancies to this person’s ability to be a team player?
Availability: Can this person devote time to adequately prepare and fulfill the tasks needed to effectively minister in this way?
This content is part of the Christian Education Ministry Manual along with other information in the Christian Education training section of the site. A simple manual scoring spiritual gifts test, which you are permitted to copy, is also provided that assesses only the eight spiritual gifts most commonly used in Christian Education Ministry. In addition you will find tools for assessing people’s passions and personality temperament to help you find qualities most fitting to the various tasks / ministries to be accomplished in Christian education.
For on the Christian Education Ministry of your Church, read the following:
- Church Christian Education Ministry Overview
- Philosophy Behind Christian Education
- Staff Needed
- Levels On Which Spiritual Growth Happens
- Groupings In Which It Happens
- Strategies / Programs Through Which Christian Education Happens
- Models That Can Be Used Within the Various Strategies
- Other Factors Needed