As communicated in the Staffing Ministry section of the site, staffing includes a number of elements beginning with the need to know where you are headed. After completing a ministry assessment, you will be able to more accurately determine who to recruit to best accomplish these objectives. Placement of people into ministry takes on a greater purpose than merely filling positions. This big picture perspective gives you all the more reason to adequately train and support the people you recruit as you know their contribution matters and it is working toward the common good.
- In staffing you can get so consumed with filling positions and scheduling workers that you actually forget why you are doing it.
The Big Picture in Staffing begins with the church’s purpose because it is about working in cooperation and alignment with God.
- If not careful, staffing can turn into managing or controlling people so that you actually treat them more like tools to be manipulated than people.
The Big Picture in Staffing demands the exercise of Body Life principles because people are important.
- Sometimes attention can become more on what people do and how they serve than who they are and their need to also be served.
The Big Picture in Staffing is best fulfilled through shepherding because helping people grow into Christ-likeness is going to make them more effective in serving.
- In the busyness of all there is to do in staffing, it is so easy to simply plow forward in our own efforts according to what we think is right.
The Big Picture in Staffing requires much prayer because the objective is to follow God’s purposes and design for the Body which requires His heart and His choices.
In upcoming posts we will look at each of these four aspects of the big picture in staffing. You can subscribe to be notified by e-mail of new posts.