What is a Ministry?
We just held a training session for our ministry Team Leaders and potential ministry Team Leaders. This was a great opportunity to not only reinforce expectations but to also answer questions and ensure unity of focus. It was a great two hour session and we started it off by going back to the basics:
A) Before doing anything else, we reiterated the mission. If the people who lead our ministries haven’t taken ownership of the mission then neither will the people they’re leading. If no one owns the mission it probably will not be accomplished.
B) We also clarified the vision and how we are getting there. Many of us have been in organizations where there is a huge God-sized vision but no clarification of the man-sized steps to get there; we talked about the man size steps.
C) The last thing we did prior to laying out a survival guide for ministry Team Leaders (I’ll talk about that in a later posting…maybe; I’ll think I’ll blog about Brett Favre first, since no one else is talking about him), is define what constitutes a ministry of CrossRoads Community Church. Why define it you ask? Because everyone has a different idea of what ministry is, or could be, or should be; we wanted a common definition of what constitutes a ministry of CrossRoads Community Church. And while you’re waiting for me to tell you what we consider a ministry I’ll ask what is your definition…your response/definition is way more important than ours.
So, let me ask you, what’s your definition of ministry? What does ministry look like for you, in your congregation, in your community? Share away…