Doing things together provides greater productivity, enjoyment, and safety. The writer of Ecclesiastes points this out with his statement, “Two are better than one…” We are committed to being a church propelled forward by the passion and energy of our volunteers rather than our staff.
Over the past year we have begun to make a shift in how we structure volunteer leadership, moving away from looking for one super-human to lead a ministry to finding a team of ordinary people who can lead and build strong ministries together.
One of the benefits of this type of leadership is a term limit. That’s right, you can volunteer to lead without the fear of getting stuck in that role for life.
Our Women’s, Men’s and Sports Ministries are great examples of what this looks like. Each ministry is in a different development stage of this leadership team formation, yet each team is moving these vital ministries forward in ways staff-led ministries could not. We are starting to push this team leadership model into other ministries, so get ready to jump in!
If you’re not involved yet, we’d love to help you connect with a place to use your specialized gifts and abilities, you can use this page to get started. Together we are a bunch of ordinary people, empowered by God, to make a difference wherever we are.
On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2016 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.
Our budgets are set on a calendar year, submitted by staff and approved by the Elders of Richwoods. Our ability to meet the needs of the people, provide programs, offer ministry opportunities, and so on, are all contingent on the faithful and generous giving of the people who call Richwoods their church home. As a church we do not take annual pledges to set a budget but we work off of our historical giving and attendance patterns to project a conservative budget.
If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email. You can also leave a comment below.