Question 20.  Briefly define and state your desires in working with the following:

  1. Sunday School teachers
  2. Small group leaders
  3. Servant Leaders (Ministry leaders)

I want to be their servant, not their master.  By that, I mean I want to support them and equip them, not “lord it over” them.  Direction must still be given, and decisions must still be made, as we follow the leadership’s directives, but I want to help each one be the best teacher or leader they can be.  One of the first things I learned in leadership was the phrase, “How can I help you do your job better?” 

I want to cast a vision for them of what the Lord wants to accomplish through their teaching and leading, and help them shape their ministry to accomplish that vision.  Good delegation is about casting a vision, equipping them to fulfill that vision, and then giving support to accomplish the work. 

I want to encourage each teacher and leader.  The work they’ve been called to is difficult, time-consuming, and – sometimes – thankless.  I want to reward them, praise them, and recognize them in appropriate ways. 

I want to equip them to be better teachers and leaders.  I want to understand what their needs and struggles are, and provide guidance and help where needed.   

I want to provide them the resources to meet the needs of their students and followers.