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5 Reasons Why Every Church Should Use Job Descriptions

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5 reasons why every church should use Job descriptions.

To give clear understanding of the ministry role.

Having a well thought out, detailed and concise directive gives volunteers and employees guidance to work towards the goal of fulfilling the ministry need. 

To set limitations.

It’s important for people to know exactly and only the job that is given to them.  Conflicts may occur when people feel a sense of superiority due to having a role of ministry.  A job description sets boundaries to define the person’s role in a particular ministry and even their limitations within that ministry.

To create accountability.

This will let people know where and to who they are accountable. This also gives direction on what to do and who to go to when help is needed. 

To create a sense of accomplishment. 

Employees and volunteers alike do what they do because they want to serve and please the Lord.  If they feel successful in their role of ministry, they will feel successful in their walk with God. 

To cause the church to fulfill its mission.

Job descriptions help church leadership know if that particular role is being completed in a way that will enable the church to fulfill its vision.  When clear direction, accountability and guidance are in place goals can be tracked and progress measured allowing the church to move from one point of progress to the next.  Ephesians 4:11-13 NLT

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.  Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 NLT

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