5 Minutes or 5 Hours Breathe Ministry

5 Minutes or 5 Hours

“When you are serving in this particular ministry, do you feel like 5 minutes is 5 hours or does 5 hours feel like 5 minutes?”.

This is one of the best questions to ask your workers to see how they really feel about their ministry work. Therefore, if you’ve been a caring and trustworthy leader, an honest answer can help you to know where to tweak things. 

We’ve looked at several different ways to encourage ministry workers so that you have full, thriving, and long term volunteers. There is nothing worse than knowing you have a ministry to run and no one to run it! 

All they can do is Succeed!

Today I am going to share with you the secret to getting and keeping passionate people for ministry work. Are you ready? Lean in close….here it is. The best way to encourage your ministry workers, guaranteeing long term service is to put them in a position where the only thing they can do is succeed! 

If a volunteer is comfortable enough to say which one, ensure them there is a place for them! Let them know you’d like to learn more about them over coffee. You want to find a spot that is in line with what makes them excited. 

People will stay engaged with something when they feel like they are using their specific, God given gifts and abilities for His greater good. You, the ministry leader, have the responsibility to make sure your volunteers feel Spiritually successful! 

There is nothing worse than feeling like you are just filling a spot, getting menial work done. We want workers that want to come each week to serve. Also we want them to contribute passionately to ideas and relationships. Who are willing to use what God has given them to make our ministries come alive!

 A few questions: 

1. Have you taken time to see what makes each worker feel Spiritually successful? 
2. Are you willing to hear the answer to “When you are serving in this particular ministry, do you feel like 5 minutes is 5 hours or does 5 hours feel like 5 minutes?” 
3. Are you willing to adjust positions in your ministry to create an atmosphere of Spiritual success for your volunteers? 

During this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, God wants to meet with you and me. He’s peeled away our routine, and is begging us to invite Him in to establish a fresh, new routine. Let us use this time to have our cups filled, our hearts restored, and our vision renewed. 

We are praying for you! 

~ Dayna

How is ministry going for you?  Are you feeling frustrated and unqualified for the job at hand?  If you’ve ever wanted someone outside your ministry to help you process what’s happening inside your ministry, consider our Admonish Mentor Program

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