When it comes to leading a tech-ministry, especially a solely volunteer-based one, it can be easy to make the assumption that each volunteer on the team is as committed as you are. But in fact, we all know that’s not reality. Volunteers are all over the map in terms of their commitment level because of a myriad of legitimate reasons.
To help stabilize the varying commitment levels and seek out those committed volunteers, run each volunteer through the eight commitments in the list below. If you discover that he or she cannot commit to any one of these, it could signal that they are not as committed as you might have thought:
Have a teachable spirit.
This is uber-important. When this trait exists, they can be corrected without feeling rejected, they are teachable and will listen to constructive criticism.
Staying current in their craft.
They should be open-minded to constantly learning new things. If running the tech-ministry systems is not something that they have trained for in school or in life, they should be willing to work at earning the craft through attending seminars and workshops, reading books / articles on the subject, participating in online discussion groups / forums and so on.
Be faithful to their commitments.
Attending scheduled practices, church services, conferences and events on time and ready and willing to serve. Be there when you commit to be there. Be there early. Arrive early enough to get to your position and be ready to perform.
Strive for unity with their team members
who serve alongside them in the tech-ministry and worship teams. This means that they will do their absolute best to avoid gossip, not allow unresolved disagreements to fester and clearly communicate their feelings or needs in a loving, graceful manner.
Participate in tech-ministry housekeeping activities.
Helping with set-up and clean-up of equipment in tech-ministry operational areas. With every team member making a contribution, the work gets done faster and properly.
Availability to serve.
Serve as much as is practical while keeping God’s priorities for their life intact. Also, when and where possible provide support coverage for tech-ministry team members when they are not available to serve.
Being responsible and accountable for their serving assignments.
It is their responsibility to show up and fulfill their serving assignments. If something pops up last minute that results in them not being able to fulfill the serving assignment, it is their responsibility to find a replacement.
To read, be responsive and acknowledge all team communications
that are delivered via phone, email, SMS Text or notifications.