In this video, the folks at the Harvard Business Review talk about what it takes to engage employees. This video is very transferable to how we work with ministry staff and volunteers. Some of the practical strategies they share are:
- Write hand-written notes
- Celebrate contributions
- Manage by walking around
This can be especially powerful if you are a pastor. Many staff and volunteers give of their time and talent to the church because they are passionate about the ministry. For many, the recognition from the ones that lead the church, namely, the pastor, can be the most powerful.
Engaging the people we minister with on a regular basis is an essential tool in ministry.
How do you engage with your staff or volunteers?