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.
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.
It’s easy to judge the health of a church by the number of seats filled every Sunday. However, just because a church is large doesn’t necessarily mean it's healthy. I’ve talked with pastors in larger churches who’ve admitted their church wasn’t as healthy as it could be. And I’ve talked with pastors in smaller churches who haven’t ever been in a healthier church environment.