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When you find the perfect church to work for you should start planning your exit strategy. I know that sounds funny, but in all seriousness start figuring out how you are going to leave your current job. If you don’t you will start building a ministry focused on you, instead of God.
- Define And Grow Leaders – Are you the only leader in your ministry? If you can’t answer that question then you need to start looking at recruiting and growing strong leaders. They can’t be you; but, they should be able to take on the responsibility and have goals for the program. Invest, train and give them clear roles.
- Craft And Cast Vision – When the ministry is only about you and your ideas it will fall apart. Crafting a God honoring vision will help you change the focus from you to Him. When the program becomes about God, it creates the opportunity for other leaders to step up and take the reigns. Make sure the vision is clear and then engrain it into the minds of your teams. When you focus on God, you allow Him to lead you.
- Share The Investment – Is your ministry a program or a cause? If it ceased to exist, what would your community look like? You need to look at your ministry like a movement and not a monument. Therefore, share with others why your ministry needs to exist. Get them fired up about your vision and values because if you have to step away one day, they’ll be the ones to make sure your ministry keeps moving without you.