Growing up, I was fascinated by teams. The comics I bought were team-ups of the best heroes. My favorite teams consisted of, not superstar driven spinning scoreboards, but the perfect hand-in-glove-harmony of people working together to achieve a common goal.
Jesus himself believed in teams, forming a a dynamic dozen that would change the world in his name.
Teamwork is the offspring of team health. As the team-leader, you are not only responsible for assembling a tremendous team, but making sure they remain healthy. Here are some great markers of team and ministry health.
- We have met or exceeded a ratio of 1:5 adult for every participating youth.
- We consistently identify folks with gifts to serve in the youth ministry.
- Our volunteers consistently return year after year
- Our volunteers “brag” on the ministry
- Our volunteers receive yearly training and quarterly check-in times
- Our volunteers are given time off
- Our volunteers receive curriculum with adequate time for planning
- Our volunteers enjoy being with one-another
- Unsolicited, folks ask how to be involved in our ministry
Is your team truly a team or simply a group of people waiting on you, the superstar, to show up?