Equipping the saints is the process of changing a Christ believer into a Christ follower — getting people out of the pew and into action. However, if we truly want to build a ministry where every volunteer is thriving, we need to help each person find their groove in ministry.
People know you as the office expert, but you know the role goes much deeper. Success for you is about empowering your leaders with the data and administrative support they need to understand how people are being cared for and how God is moving in your ministry.
Did you know that only 10 percent of first-time guests become regular attendees? That means if 10 new families visited your church each week, only one of them would stick. Think about how that impacts church growth. Even if you improved retention to 50 percent, that could potentially add over 200 new families to your church each year.
Ministry would be easy if everyone in your church understood your church’s vision and shared the same passion for reaching others. Unfortunately, that will probably never be the case. Almost every church in the country has a combination of key volunteers who always go above and beyond what’s asked of them and church members who will always be spectators.
Collecting information from church members has always been more of a necessary evil than an asset for many church leaders. They need the information, but for the most part, the process creates another set of issues church leaders don’t want to deal with.