No matter what team you serve on at church, there are three basic types of meetings that should be on your schedule. Getting these clear in your mind will help you to understand your time commitment.

Coach meetings

These are your meetings with the person (or people) training you. During your initial training these meetings will be fairly frequent, but over time these meetings become quarterly or annually.

Co-leader meetings

These are the meetings with your immediate team members helping you do the ministry. Depending on your team and task, these meetings can be weekly or monthly.

Ministry meetings

These are the meetings your team exists for. For pastors and worship teams, ministry meetings are weekly church services. For small group leaders, ministry meetings happen during the weekly small group time. For the clean team, ministry meetings happen when the team comes together to clean the building.

The point to all of this is to clearly understand the three types of meetings for your team so you can set expectations and fulfill your responsibilities as a servant-leader. Refer to your team’s Playbook for the specifics on your meeting commitments.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Who is your coach or supervisor? How often do you feel a need to meet with him or her?
  4. Who are your co-leaders? How often do you meet? Should you meet more often?
  5. If you don’t have any co-leaders, why not? What is your next step toward sharing leadership?
  6. What are some ways that meetings can be most helpful? What are some ways that meetings turn into a waste of time?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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