Commissioning leaders

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Commissioning Team Leaders

Menu of Skills They Might Need

Look through this list of skills and see which ones might be appropriate for their context.

  1. good motivation
  2. pastoral skills to lead a team
  3. how to build a team
  4. how to delegate effectively
  5. how to strategically plan with a team
  6. what to do to grow team and how to do it
  7. how to deal with money issues (integrity, transparency and financial management skills)
  8. how to fundraise and what models to aim for
  9. how to pray about it
  10. how to bring in volunteers from outside
  11. ability to develop a mission statement and a code of ethics for the ministry
  12. know what is expected of them
  13. develop measures to chart progress
  14. ability to communicate
  15. basic principles of mission in their context (i.e.. church planting, evangelism teams, mercy ministry)
  16. where to get help and how to ask for it
  17. how to bring people in short term and how to plug in short term teams to help them meet long term goals
  18. how to be "Joined up YWAM" - healthy interdependence
  19. how to train people on the team
  20. how to motivate volunteers
  21. how to spiritually lead the team
  22. how to network in YWAM
  23. how to conduct an evaluation
  24. how to communicate to the local church
  25. how to use technology appropriately
  26. how to workself out of a job
  27. how to pass on to others what have learned and to leave a successor and a legacy (see Leadership Styles)
  28. how to build something from nothing and the phases of growth
  29. how to recruit new staff

Help They Might Need

  1. a yearly evaluation by leaders and peers and team
  2. feedback on their monthly reports
  3. ongoing training and support
  4. meet with other team leaders on base to talk about common interests perhaps with a surgery with a base leader
  5. regular meetings with a line leader
  6. work through strategy with a line leader once a year
  7. work through budget with line leader once a year
  8. go to network at least once a year with other YWAMers from other nations/ teams in same nation

Commissioning Base Leaders

Look through this list of skills and see which ones might be appropriate for their context.

Menu of Skills They Might Need

  1. developing staff into team leaders
  2. Recruiting
  3. Over view of all the basic areas
    • staff
    • communication
    • money
    • prayer
    • development
    • building management
  4. More delegation - especially the supporting and coaching skills
  5. Policies and procedures and how to get them going
  6. Building a leadership team and getting rid of leadershop teams
  7. Models and phases of growth of YWAM bases
  8. Reconciliation and peacemaking
  9. Pastoral skills to support team leaders
  10. Vision casting
  11. How to start really successful new teams
  12. Support staff to ministry staff ratios
  13. Responsibilities of leading a centre
  14. Financial skills of leading a centre
  15. Helping communities grow and heal
  16. Public meetings, discussions and speaking
  17. Mission statements etc
  18. Putting YWAM international policies into action
  19. Planning long term. Long term financial management and planning
  20. Communications: effective internal and good stuff externally - writing for press
  21. Creating strategic networks and alliances
  22. peacemaking in the local church
  23. Keeping spiritually alive!
  24. Furloughs and sabbaticals
  25. Understanding the pastoral side, needs of the base
  26. Understanding the outreach side, needs of a base
  27. Understanding evangelism, mercy ministry and training for the base
  28. Communicating what the base is and isn't
  29. Networking internationally in YWAM

Help They Might Need

  1. very little?
  2. resources