Summary: People are very willing to do hard things for you or the church. But don’t be the leader whose poor planning causes people to have unnecessarily disrupted lives.
There are times as leaders when we need to rally our volunteer teams on short notice. People are very willing to do hard things for you or the church. Volunteers will put their lives on hold and drop everything to help serve the church. People will literally bleed for a worthy cause and bleed for a good leader.
People will bleed for you. However, if you go to that sacred “emergency well” over and over, you will have volunteers walking around with cuts all over their bodies. Don’t be the leader whose poor planning causes people to have unnecessarily disrupted lives.
Quarterbacks sometimes need to call audibles or last minute play changes. Sometimes we all need to make a last minute ministry change, even if it is disruptive to people’s lives. However, don’t be the Quarterback who constantly calls the audible.
Last minute changes are likely due to YOUR poor planning as a leader. Your poor planning should not become your volunteer's emergency. Stop last minute requests or demands that disrupt people's lives. If you do this too often, one day you will look behind you and no one will be following. Leaders who think they are leading but no one is following and not leading, they are simply taking a walk. Don’t be that leader.
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