Feel like nobody owns the mission like you do?
What if you could change that?
Frank Bealer from Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina shares how they have motivated thousands of volunteers to own the mission as much as staff do to help grow the church to over 18,000 people in 8 years.
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Podcast.
Links Mentioned in this Episode
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Andy Stanley’s Making Vision Stick
3 Things You Can Do Right Away
A volunteer’s role is essential to nurturing the mission of the church, and getting them to take ownership of that mission lies in the role of church leaders. Here are three things you can do now:
1. Give volunteers a great environment and real responsibility. Elevation Church makes it a point to invest in their volunteers and give them permission to lead. Frank began serving eight hours a day at Elevation on his only day off because of two key factors. First, they gave him real responsibility. He led at a very high level. Second, they made it easy for his family, feeding the family breakfast and lunch and keeping the kids engaged and growing spiritually.
2. Identify what ownership means. Communicate what you expect of volunteers and what they can expect from the church. When that initiative is taken, you paint a picture of what that ownership looks like. Elevation Church gives volunteers permission to lead in increments, based on whether or not a volunteer can handle their designated responsibilities. This caters to the culture of volunteering and nurtures the responsibility of ownership. This leaves room for changes, corrections and improvements that can better serve the church.
3. Start by answering, “Why?” To give purpose to a mission, there must be a reason that resonates with the volunteer. Clearly communicate the connection between the need of the church and why their service has purpose – Allow them to see the bigger picture. If someone can’t see the church’s vision, don’t blame their lack of understanding, but take a look at how you’re presenting the message.
Quotes from Frank
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