And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. – 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
- Target – Consider the process for identifying potential leaders.
- Goals & Purpose – Identify how ministry leader needs will be served or further developed.
- Measures & Success – Outline how many leaders will be trained and what qualitative improvements are expected.
- Follow-Up – Define how this contributes to an ongoing leadership development process and follow-on strategy.
Ministry Strategy Examples
I. NEW MEMBER ASSIMILATION
Use The Discovery Class each month to facilitate new member assimilation into a Bible Fellowship class and at least one position of service and ministry.
- ASSIMILATION TRACKING – Use Evernote to track, measure and improve the assimilation of new members with cloud-based records for each first-time guest.
- New Teachers – Evaluate potential small group teacher candidates once per month in staff meeting. Ask staff for potential teacher recommendations.
- Apprentice Teachers – Lead every adult teacher to identify, recruit and mentor an apprentice teacher in their class. Assist teachers with a monthly list of new members eligible and qualified to serve as an apprentice teacher.
- THE DISCOVERY CLASS – Use The Discovery Class each month to facilitate new member assimilation into a Bible Fellowship class and at least one position of service and ministry.
- Ministry Survey – Ask each participant in The Discovery Class to complete a ministry survey to discover areas of ability, interest and previous service. The survey includes positions of previous service and records areas of ministry interest.
- Survey Follow-Up – Give each staff member (or the appropriate volunteer ministry leader) copies of the surveys and ask for a 1-week follow-up deadline. Report results of contacts made the following week.
- NEW MEMBER CHECKUPS – Measure and improve the assimilation of new members with 6-month and 1-year checkups on people attending The Discovery Class.
- 6-Month Checkup – Measure the assimilation of Discovery Class attendees and new members with a 6-month checkup. Conduct a monthly checkup for the membership class 6 months prior. Measure worship attendance, group attendance, ministry position placement and giving (yes/no only).
- 6-Month Follow-Up – Initiate a phone call with any who are not fully assimilated.
- 1-Year Checkup – Measure the assimilation of Membership 101 attendees and new members with a 1-year checkup. Conduct a monthly checkup for the membership class 1 year prior.
- 1-Year Follow-Up – Initiate a home visit with any who are not full assimilated.