Ministries, Groups, and Commissions
“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body . . . If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.”
1 Cor 12: 12-13, 26
What are the three secrets of a winning team?
- The right talent is recruited for the task;
- There’s a game plan; and
- They train to execute the plan, put it into action and refine it along the way.
You have defined your parish plan; what’s the next logical step? It is time to assign the right leaders and discuss the tasks so that together, you develop the programs and resources that translate the plan into actions.
How do you identify leaders to carry out the parish’s mission? Those who have the heart of a servant leader often raise their hands, but you may need to find others within the parish who have talents and abilities that support the goals. Connecting with them and encouraging their participation are essential to putting the plan into action.
Remember to write down your plan, indicating who will take care of what elements, and when is reasonable to expect positive results. The simple, but useful, practice of documenting commonly makes the difference between good intentions and great plans. We also have a format you will find convenient for this purpose.
You may be surprised with the vast pool of knowledge your parish members can offer. Moreover, mentors are also available through the Archdiocese to help you find the leaders who will drive effective outreach and grow ministries that achieve the parish’s desired future. To connect with a mentor today, Contact us.