Ministry Team Manifesto

Ministry Team Manifesto

 

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The Mandate

To mobilize the community, employing the services of appropriately gifted people to accomplish the mission of Grassroots Church.

The Short and Sweet

Individuals on the Ministry Team play a vital role within the leadership structure of the church. Together, the Ministry Team is entrusted with the responsibility of fulfilling all of the day to day ministry needs so that the purposes of Grassroots Church are realized.

Time

The level of time commitment will vary throughout the year, depending on the activities and events of the church. Ministry Team members can expect a 2-4 hour weekly commitment. The amount of time required also depends on the abilities and passion of the individual.

Led by

Each member of the Ministry Team is led and cared for by the Ministry Team Director.

Connect and Collaborate

A key element to achieving a unified vision is working and collaborating together. Every Wednesday, the Grassroots Church building will be open from Noon-9pm. This will be a time for Ministry Team members and other volunteers to work on their individual areas of leadership; coming together to encourage one another to see their goals for that week achieved. For others, the Library will be open for focused study time, the lounge will be a place to connect over coffee, for students to study, or to escape a crazy day at work and have lunch with some friendly faces. Community and common goals will be colliding here.

The Backdrop

Historically, we see in the Bible that when the elders of a church had too much on their plate, which prevented them from focusing on prayer and study of God’s word, other leadership roles were created to see the work through. These people were to be “dignified” individuals (1 Tim 3:8) who were formally appointed to take care of significant needs in order for the prayer and teaching initiatives to be fulfilled. This led to immediate growth within the church (Acts 6: 1-7), as the church was then in a better position to proclaim the Good News.

A Ministry Team member, then, has a critical role. He or she oversees an area that is instrumental in both the health of the church body as well as in the church’s outreach.
Positions of Leadership for the Ministry Team are:

● Children’s Ministries Director
● Youth Ministries Director
● Worship Director
● Community Connections Coordinator
● Facilities Manager
● Building Caretaker
● Office Administrator
● Hospitality Coordinator

Member Responsibilities and Requirements

A Ministry Team Member is essential to the health and care of the church. Each member must be willing to meet regularly with Pastoral staff, attend Ministry Team Meetings, as well as receive training through webinars, book studies, and conferences to ensure they are growing in their leadership abilities and feel properly equipped to be involved in the ministry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work hard and be prepared
  • Always have responsibilities covered or find a replacement.
  • Train other potential leaders to do your job better than you do it
  • Be on time, and motivated to give God your absolute best at every opportunity
  • Work with the Ministry Team Director to recruit appropriate and well-gifted individuals for the necessary volunteer roles needed to fulfill your leadership objectives
  • Develop, in conjunction with the Ministry Team Director, new job descriptions as needed
  • Commit to serving through your passions and giftings, as well as explore outside your gifts and talents
  • Set the example for the teams that you guide and create a positive experience for volunteers (always have a smile and be enthusiastic)

Requirements to be a part of the Ministry team:

  • Be a part of a Tribe
  • Attend required meetings led by the Ministry Team Director
  • Maintain God-ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first before everything else
  • Be a consistent financial supporter
  • Be committed to the vision and mission of Grassroots Church
  • Be an official Count Me In volunteer with a current police records check on file

Feature Scriptures

Acts 6:1-7 (MSG)
During this time, as the disciples were increasing in numbers by leaps and bounds, hard feelings developed among the Greek-speaking believers—“Hellenists”—toward the Hebrew speaking believers because their widows were being discriminated against in the daily food lines. So the Twelve called a meeting of the disciples. They said, “It wouldn’t be right for us to abandon our responsibilities for preaching and teaching the Word of God to help with the care of the poor. So, friends, choose seven men from among you whom everyone trusts, men full of the Holy Spirit and good sense, and we’ll assign them this task. Meanwhile, we’ll stick to our assigned tasks of prayer and speaking God’s Word.”

The congregation thought this was a great idea. They went ahead and chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, Nicolas, a convert from Antioch. Then they presented them to the apostles. Praying, the apostles laid on hands and commissioned them for their task. The Word of God prospered. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased dramatically. Not least, a great many priests submitted themselves to the faith.

1 Timothy 3:8-13 (MSG)
The same goes for those who want to be servants in the church: serious, not deceitful, not too free with the bottle, not in it for what they can get out of it. They must be reverent before the mystery of the faith, not using their position to try to run things. Let them prove themselves first. If they show they can do it, take them on. No exceptions are to be made for women—same qualifications: serious, dependable, not sharp-tongued, not overfond of wine.
Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs. Those who do this servant work will come to be highly respected, a real credit to this Jesus-faith.