When you are running an organization that is largely based around volunteers, such as a church, getting commitments that stick is a fundamental principle that you must understand. A church cannot function without the commitment of a large number of people working together to produce something great. The common problem with commitment is that pastors and church leaders can be hesitant to ask for it. People have busy lives and other responsibilities to attend to, so at the end of the day, how can you expect significant commitment from leaders in your church? In this video, we will discuss what can happen when you ask for commitments from people in the church, as well as how you can effectively form those types of questions.
Every thriving church has set clear and attainable expectations for their leaders and staff members. The challenge pertaining to fulfilling these expectations is addressing how to get enough commitment from other church leaders. One of the key things to remember is that commitment will never happen without a purpose. You have to have some kind of relevant, meaningful purpose when it comes to getting people to make commitments.
There will be times when commitment will be contingent upon areas of a person’s life that you have no control over. Furthermore, the lifestyle of a person that you may be trying to recruit, may not fully align with the policies or expectations of the church. In cases like these, it is imperative that you know how to react, and if appropriate, continue to pursue a commitment from that person.
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We will walk you through three types of commitment that will allow you to compartmentalize and organize the way you think about the commitments needed in your church. By the end of the video, you will be able to recognize ways that you can get commitment in each of these areas.
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