WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? A common, growing practice in leadership communities is for people to write their own job descriptions for their roles. Doing so tends to lead to greater understanding of their responsibilities and ownership of their work. So why not write one for your role in Sunday School?
WHAT DO I DO? So what do you need to write one? Allow these questions to foster your thinking:
- How does your role fit into the purpose of your church’s Bible study or small group ministry?
- What goals does your church have that your role supports?
- What are the special actions you take each week? Each month? Each quarter?
- What are the expectations that your leader has for your role?
- How has God gifted you to perform this role in your congregation?
When you finish, look over what you have. When you accomplish the description you have written, how will your group be reaching and growing people in the service of our Lord? Be committed to do what the Lord has impressed on your heart. Hold yourself accountable for what you have written. In fact, think about the goals you can develop for your group’s ministry based on this job description. Pray for the Lord’s harvest through your willingness and commitment.
Find other group leaders and share what you have done. Help them develop their own job descriptions.