I’m not good at everything…
Actually I’m not good at most things…
This is a fact and I’m totally ok with it as a reality that I live in.
This week that fact is painfully obvious to me as I have been operating in the “side” part of my job wearing my hat of “Director of Local Missions”. It sounds kinda snazzy, but basically it just comes around twice a year during the planning and execution of our “Serve the City” events. Planning Serve the City is almost entirely an administrative process. It means a ton of emails, phone calls, photocopying, and organizing. Basically, all the things I’m terrible at. They put the creative guy in charge, go figure. Truth is I love doing it, even if I’m bad at it. This coming Sunday (October 2nd) we’ve got around 400 people who will be serving in 10+ locations all across our city. It’s an awesome sight to see and it’s one of my favourite events on our church’s calendar.
The point I’m trying to make is that we all realize we are not good at everything.
So then, how do we continue to lead our ministries with excellence?
I think we do that by finding skilled people who will share the vision, help in the areas we are not strong in, and have a willingness to serve.
I mentioned in another post this week that I have a team of people that I sent some songs to asking for their feedback. This team is actually what I am now calling our “core team”.
The Core Team is a group of volunteers who will help me carry the vision of the Worship Ministry of Saanich Baptist Church. They are gifted musicians who will help me coach and encourage the rest of the teams. They are growing worship leaders who I desire to pour into on a more intentional level. And they are behind me, and I am for them. With their help my weaknesses don’t matter as much and my strengths are multiplied.
I’m sure lots of you out there are leading a group of people and realizing you can’t do it all yourself.
How do you surround yourself with people who will help you move forward?