In this episode, I talk with Jeff Cochran of YMLead. Jeff and I talk about leadership development and the system his team uses to develop ministry leaders. He sharethe different components of their plan and how they move people from one level to the next. These principles apply across the board in Children’s and Student Ministry.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
#Goals – Download your free copy of the eBook here
Training Videos – Check out the teaching the team at Faith Promise uses as they train, onboard, and develop ministry leaders
- Week 1: Intro Video
- Week 2: Volunteer Manual
- Week 3: Apprenticeship
- Week 4: Counseling Book
New Volunteer Checklist – A sheet for tracking where a volunteer is in the assimilation process
New Volunteer Application – The application prospective volunteers are given
Volunteer Assimilation Manual – Detailed outline of the volunteer assimilation process used at Faith Promise
Volunteer Training Manual – The manual prospective volunteers are given that describes the mission, vision, and values of the ministry, along with roles, responsibilities, and details about all the moving parts of the ministry
Counseling Booklet – How to lead a student to Christ, answer tough questions, and handle crises
Apprentice Training with Answers – What the apprenticeship program looks like and why it’s important
Coaches’ Checklist – A list of weekly responsibilities and best practices for coaches
Leaders’ Checklist – A list of weekly responsibilities and best practices for leaders
- I do, you watch, we talk
- I do, you help, we talk
- You do, I help, we talk
- You do, I watch, we talk
- Download the eBook #Goals and walk through it with your team
- Define what your leadership pipeline looks like currently or begin creating one
- Document your processes and systems. Recruit a volunteer to do this for you over time.
- Evaluate how you currently recruit and develop ministry leaders. Consider making one of your goals for the New Year to hone your volunteer assimilation and onboarding processes. Check out all the resources above as a starting point for developing these processes.
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Next Episode: Corey Ray Jones
In the next episode, I talk with Corey Ray Jones about productivity. Corey is the Lead Children’s Pastor at Southern Hills Christian Church in Carrollton, Georgia. We walk through what a typical week looks like for him and he shares specific things he does to maximize his time and effectiveness.