When serving in the church, we should always seek to bring our best. Seeking excellence in your craft is not about striving for perfection, because you’ll always fall short. Instead, your church’s tech team, no matter how large or small, should always be seeking for progress. The quality of your craft today should be better than your quality of yesterday. It should always be increasing and moving forward.
Here are four ways that you can inspire excellence in your tech team:
1. Set An Example
As a leader, it’s important that you lead by example. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, your team is looking up to you for inspiration and motivation. Show them that what you’re doing on Sundays is important. Make it obvious that excellence is a priority in every area of your ministry. By setting this example, you are creating a culture of excellence from the top.
Not the leader of your team? You can still set an example. What if you inspired the rest of the volunteers by going the extra mile?
2. Communicate Expectations
From the moment that someone joins the church tech team, it’s important that you and that volunteer are on the same page about what is expected of them. This allows the volunteer to think about how he/she needs to meet those expectations rather than flying blind and not knowing what to do next. This will establish trust and make it easier for others to follow you.
3. Challenge For Growth
One of the most difficult but also most fulfilling roles of leadership is challenging people to stretch themselves to the next level. It’s important to create an environment where your team can improve the talents that they possess. Are there tasks that you’re currently doing each week that you could teach them to do instead? Is there an area where they are weak that you could speak into? Take time to teach them things directly or even share podcasts and tutorial videos that will help them grow.
4. Look To Others For Inspiration
Sometimes it can be hard to come up with creative ideas and ways to improve on your own. With social media, it’s now easier than ever to see what other churches are doing. Follow other churches on Instagram and Facebook to gain inspiration for how you can go to the next level. You can even try watching online streams from other ministries. Share these ideas with your team and invite them to bring new ideas that they find to the table, as well.
Bonus: Connect With Other Growing Teams
A great way to get connected to other tech teams like yours is by joining our Facebook Group filled with over 35,000 church tech leaders and volunteers who are facing the same challenges as you. We encourage you to join our group and share your experience with others. We think you’ll be surprised by how many others are like you and have advice to share.Join Our Facebook Group