The Middle Years Ministry

THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Next Generation Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors. Our goal is to MEET YOU in the MIDDLE in the Middle Years
, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hint & Help #8: "Spoil Them Rotten" (Leadership)

When it comes to your volunteers and adult leaders, SPOIL THEM! Seriously...if you have adults how are volunteering in your ministry and doing a great job, make sure they know they are appreciated. Let those who work for and with you know by doing great things for them as much as you can.  I have heard it said way to many times, "you are paid to be good, they are 'good for nothing' "?  Don't make them feel that way.  Start off the year right with some special to welcome that or welcome them back to being a part of your team.  Christmas time rolls around throw them a party or give them a small gift.  The end of year, pull them up in front of everyone give them a big round applause and a special thank you gift.  

You don't have to spend huge amounts of the money to spoil your leaders and volunteers, just make sure that they are recognized and thanked often.   Finally, always, always brag on them and defend them. You will NEVER be sorry that you have spoiled the people that are part of what you do.  The fact is the end of the day, they are the ones that are the "Anchors" of the ministry, you are only a "Hook"! (*"Hooks & Anchors").
*Looking for some creative ideas for "spoiling your leaders" check out:  " Full of It" by Johnston & Edwards

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