This series I am starting came from an opportunity given to me by Pastor Larry Bettencourt. He puts on servant-leadership conferences for youth ministries around the nation.
He asked me to put together a lesson for youth ministry leaders. The lesson God gave me was, Serve Your Way to the Top – 7 Lessons I Learned While Serving my Way onto a Church Staff.I hope you’ll apply these principles in your own life.
1.) Might Seem Like Common Sense – though we hear the same principles over and over again, we must always ask ourselves, I may know this, but am I doing it. It’s only in practice will these help you.
2.) Will Work Outside of the Church World – Though I learned these lessons serving at a church, if you’ll apply them in any arena, you’ll start to see yourself improving and climbing the ranks!
3.) Do Not Guarantee You’ll Get on Staff at Your Church – Though these were lessons I learned, the reason I am on staff is because God opened a door – PERIOD. These lessons will allow you to stand out, and as your faithful, God will open up doors and God will promote you. Trust Him for your future.
The 7 Lessons Are:
1.) Develop a Plan for Personal Growth
2.) Be Comfortable With Yourself
3.) Serve or Work as Though You Were on Staff
4.) Be a Great Number 2 – Become Indispensable
5.) Grow Something
6.) Recognize that Changed Lives, Not Popularity is what Matters
7.) You’re Not that Bad
I’ll break each of these lessons down over the next few days. My hope is that they’ll help you serve your way to the top wherever it is you are working or serving.