God has designed the Church for everybody to have a part (Eph. 4:16). One of the benefits of a board, committee, or ministry team is that you have a group of people to not only provide input but also to shoulder the responsibilities.
Criteria for Dividing Responsibilities:
You can use a variety of criteria for who does what. The key is to guard against the same people doing most of the work most of the time.
- based on spiritual gifting
- based on passions
- based on abilities or background
- based on consideration of schedules
- based on willingness
In addition to what you read on this page, the Steering the Church Toward Body Life Leadership Guide adds some brief thoughts on keeping record of the responsibilities you’ve divided out and following up on these assignments.