015 – How to Add Staff to Your Rural Church with a Limited Budget

As a pastor, do you ever feel like you’re the one doing the majority of the work of the church?

If so, you’re not alone. The reality is that many pastors are struggling with all the demands of ministry with very few people to help carry the burden.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

What if you were able to hire a staff of committed, high-caliber people who would take much of the weight of overseeing the church off of your shoulders, freeing you up to lead and feed the church?

What if you were able to do this without putting a strain on your already limited church budget?

Sound too good to be true?

Well it’s not!

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast, I’m going to share the story of how The RESCUE Church hired an awesome volunteer staff and the absolute difference that has made in our ministry. I will also explain the steps you can take to accomplish the same thing:

  1. Decide that you’re no longer going to be the primary ministry giver.
  2. Find the right people.
  3. Have a clear, written job description in place that spells out the expectations.
  4. Have a clearly defined timeline.
  5. Make the “hard sell”.
  6. Train them well and then meet with them regularly.
  7. Give them authority to make decisions.
  8. Appreciate them!

TCRAIn this episode, I mentioned giving away three FREE copies of Shannon O’Dell’s book Transforming Church in Rural America to the first three people who go to this link in iTunes and leave a Rating and Review of my podcast. If you do this, simply send me a message either through email or my social media, and if you’re one of the first three to respond, the book is yours!

About Jon Sanders

Follower of Jesus; Husband to an amazing woman; Father of 3 great kids; Pastor of a multi-site church with a vision to reach rural America for Christ!
This entry was posted in Podcast Episodes. Bookmark the permalink.