Building a Diverse Team

Becky Eldredge explains why having a leadership team with diverse skills and backgrounds can be an asset to your ministry:

Your Leadership Team will be one of the main factors in the stability of your ministry, in the success of your events, and in the appeal of your programs. Before any events or programs are planned, take the time to create a team with members who are diverse in their skills, represent the different groups of young adults you hope to reach with your ministry, and who have a circle of influence that is large enough to help draw other young adults to this new ministry.

This means finding not only young adults, but also older adults that have a heart, a passion, and an interest in working with young adults. Having a mixture of both young adults and older adults will help create a leadership team that will survive the constant turnover that young adult ministries often experience.

Check out other ministry leadership principles in the Essentials section of Young Adult

Ministry in a Box.