Who doesn’t like to celebrate things?
Surprisingly lots of ministries forget to do this. Ministry is a job that we will never fully see the end result. There is always work to be done, a meeting to be had, a service to plan. It can be really easy to get caught up in the go, go, go of ministry because there is always something coming up and never take a minute to look back of what you, your team and God has done in what you just did. I love looking forward, but your volunteers need to know that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, that they are doing well at it and they are being used by God to make an impact. This doesn’t happen unless you as the leader stops and celebrate with them.
So as the leader it is your job to make the celebration happen. Make sure at your next volunteer meeting you celebrate what God is doing in your ministry. Make sure you celebrate those leaders who are going above and beyond. Make sure you allow them to tell stories in celebration of how God is working in your students. Make sure in your next staff meeting you get up and celebrate a few things you have seen in your ministry so everyone can get a feel and get excited for what is going on.
You need to be the biggest cheerleader of your ministry and leaders and if you don’t celebrate well, when it comes to a time to really celebrate, you and your team will miss it because it’s on to the next thing. Don’t miss out on taking a moment and celebrate.