I spent a good part of yesterday putting together a list of those who’ve served in Children’s Ministry at our church in the last couple of years but aren’t currently on a ministry team.
My initial list is about 40 names long.
That tells me that there are 40 people out there who know our ministry’s policies and proceedures and, with a refresher training course, could jump right back into a lead role on one of our teams.
I’ve sent this list out to others on staff to begin finding out if the people on my list are now serving elsewhere in the church, or if they’re just waiting on the sidelines – ready to jump back in the game!
How often do you track down those who are no longer serving in your area of ministry? Do you stay in regular contact with team members who “needed a break” and are now hanging out on the fringe? Anyone want to take the over/under on us adding 8 of these leaders (20%) back onto a Children’s Ministry team?!
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