I had the privilege of going to a leadership mentoring retreat with Margaret Spicer and Sue Miller last week. I’ll post a few thoughts from it as I continue to process them.
One thing that Margaret talked about that has stuck with me is about recruiting. We all know that standing up in front of church telling them that we’re desperate for their help isn’t exactly appealing. We also know that our team are the best people for recruiting because they know the people plus carry the vision for kids ministry.
She said that Life Group leaders could be responsible for recruiting for their Life Group. Of course they will need to be cool with the team leader, but they could bring a friend in as an “apprentice” leader as the group begins to grow. Then by the time it’s too big to be one group, there is a leader primed to take their own.
I like it! Might give it a go on our team.
Have you tried something like this? What works and what are the challenges for you?