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SundayU Magazine | 8/7/2019 | Carl Barnhill
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One of my goals when leading a team of volunteers is to work my way out of my job. I want to elevate my team so much, that everything I am responsible for can run with out without me. Often, when I bring this up, I hear a myriad of excuses as to why this makes no sense. Here are the top 4, and what I think about them.

If I Work Myself Out of a Job, then I Won’t Have a Job.

Hour - Church - Ministry - People - Team

You see, I feel like if I weren’t here every waking hour the church is open, our ministry would not run. It can’t run without me. I have to be there. I don’t trust the people that are on my team to do the things I know how to do to. And if I teach them, then I’ll be out of a job. I have a Ministry Degree and a Technical Degree, and it takes that to do my job. You need to understand that I’m important.

And I like to be needed.

People - Hours - Leaders - Areas - Ministry

I kinda like when people call me at all hours, it makes me feel needed. I could raise up leaders to lead areas of our ministry, but I’d still need to be here all the time. I like to complain about not having any free time for myself or my family, but I’m not willing to put in the time to train up leaders to take my place. Plus, my pastors will think I’m not valuable if I’m not doing all the work.

We don’t have the Money at Our Church that the Church Down the Road Does.

Elevation - Hillsong - Newspring - Northpoint - Church

You don’t get it. I look at what Elevation and Hillsong and Newspring and Northpoint and Church on the Move is doing and we don’t have the money to do what they...
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