Summary: As you decide where to start multiplying ministry, consider what area of your ministry has the greatest need. Get back some time by cleaning up the worst area and give it away first!
Where should you start multiplying ministry? Let’s get super practical, can we? I want you to examine all the areas over which you have responsibility. I want you to stand back and look at the different areas you oversee. Ask this one simple question: “What area needs the most attention in your ministry?”
A great place to start is often with the area with the greatest need. Which area is struggling? What ministry is suffering and anemic? Placing your attention in a hurting area is always a great investment. Why start with a struggling area? Typically, struggling ministries can drain the most time, energy and resources. Moving forward, you want that time, energy and those resources BACK in your life! Shoring up a challenged area can provide untold time to start appearing back into your world.
In order to get this area handed off to a fully trained leader, you will likely have to jump in yourself to assess, evaluate and make decisions. This takes time, yet with the right person, you can effectively duplicate yourself and have someone trained to run point on a previously challenged area. Get back some time by cleaning up the worst area and give it away first!