Job descriptions for ministry volunteers

Steve Kryger

My colleague, Mark, was recently at a conference where 'job descriptions' were suggested for volunteer positions in church. I can see a lot of benefits in this - clarifying expectations (what the role involves, what skills/character are required, the time commitment), and avoiding some of the misunderstandings that can eventuate when responsibilities are delegated.

I also think it is highly valuable for people serving on committees - too often, the expectations of committee members aren't clearly articulated, which makes it difficult for all parties.

Here's a very simple example from Mars Hill:













I recently put together some 'Volunteer Role Descriptions' for the following positions at Saturday night church. I'd welcome any feedback on how these could be improved:

Question: Does your church or ministry organisation do this? Would it be helpful? What would be unhelpful in this approach?