90 Second Leadership – Creating a Recruiting Culture: Structure
In continuing our discussion on the six components that help a church create a recruiting culture, I want to encourage you to look at your structure.
We’ve worked with over 2,800 church leaders on developing a leadership pipeline for their specific context, and I can tell you structure is the number one place where people find it the most difficult to implement. Why? Because it’s in the early stages of implementing pipeline.
Odds are likely that many people serve in more than one ministry at your church and they have different experiences in each one. These differences create confusion and frustration, making it difficult to recruit volunteers and leaders. When our language, titles, roles, and levels of leadership vary from ministry to ministry, we make a leader guess what’s important, what a win is, and what’s their next step of development. That should never be.
Remember, structure is more than your org chart. Structure is about defining the roles and levels of your church’s leadership pipeline and bringing clarity throughout your church, from ministry area to ministry area. Those tend to be siloed, but when you create clarity and alignment, all your volunteers, leaders, and staff know their next steps in leadership development.
Now that you understand how to bring clarity and alignment to your church’s structure, what are you going to do about it?