Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. I’m certainly guilty of this. A few months ago, I was trying to figure out how to be in two places at once. The church I serve has two campuses, but I only have one pair of eyes. That means I can’t see everything that is going on at each campus, at least that’s what I thought. The truth was there were plenty of eyes. I just wasn’t smart enough to take advantage of them.
I didn’t need to be everywhere at all times. I already had volunteers and leaders spread throughout each campus. I just needed to trust my volunteers and leaders and allow them to be my eyes. It was so simple, and yet for some reason, I had missed it for years.
So, I came up with a simple list of questions to email to our volunteers and leaders each Monday morning. And you know what? The feedback they give is so much more valuable than anything that I could come up with on my own.
These are the four questions I ask:
- What Went Well?
- What Went Wrong?
- What Can We Improve?
- What Can We Celebrate?
That’s it. That tells me everything I need to know.
Now, do they notice all the things that I would notice?
Not all the time, but that’s ok.
I’m trying to grow leaders. I’m not trying to do it all myself, at least not anymore.
You would be wise to do the same.
You don’t have to ask all your volunteers. Start with a few you trust.
Ask your church board these questions each week.
If you have some leaders that refuse to respond, you’ve probably identified some people who don’t need to be in leadership.
Give it a try this week, and leave a comment below with your results. Stop making things harder on yourself than they need to be. You got this!