Engaging in Their Niche

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Engaging them in their Niche


As we've previously discussed, we are not only blessed but also entrusted with the responsibility to put our natural and spiritual abilities to work (Matthew 25:14-30.) When we assume a leadership role, be it as a teacher, preacher, pastor, or group leader, we are not just in charge, but we are entrusted with the crucial task of guiding every member of our group to utilize their abilities. 

If you live in a city that does not have a church, and you want to grow your group and become a church, then you need to train leaders and volunteers. Encourage them to serve in areas they have a passion for. This not only empowers them but also brings a unique energy and dedication to the tasks at hand.

Each person must serve not under peer pressure but according to their abilities and availability. In other words, if you assign a task to someone who does not have the capacity or interest, he will burn out quickly. It's crucial for leaders to understand their group's God-given abilities and interests to assign tasks effectively and prevent burnout. Here are some ways to learn about your group.

Option 1: Share your vision clearly with your group. If you need more administrative skills, get help from a member who can communicate your vision, needs, and qualifications for each leadership role. Then, ask the group to pray earnestly.

God will put the desire in members' hearts to respond to the call. God may also bring new members with such qualities to build the church!:  

Option 2: Inform and explain to your group that you want to identify each person's unique abilities. Then, ask them to share a few stories the following week about their accomplishments that made them feel energized and proud. 

When the group meets, ask everyone to listen carefully and observe the body language and the tone of voice when someone shares. People talk about ordinary things in an almost monotonous voice. But when they share something exciting, they speak with energy apparent in their voice and body language. For example, a plumber who ngas about his job fixing broken pipes will talk about it with a dull tone. But suppose he loves fixing computers, even if it isn't his profession. He will boast with a vibrant voice how knowledgeable he is about computers. When people talk about their favorite activity, they tell it with energy and excitement. And that's how you can detect their niche. 

After hearing everyone's story, ask for group feedback on every individual so that every person will get a chance to hear from many about their natural abilities. Finding everyone's passion is essential in building a dynamic, strong team or church. So, help each individual to engage in an activity or a ministry that utilizes their abilities. For example, someone may love writing a skit, while another may enjoy playing it. So you want to build a team to perform beautifully for the group or even for larger communities. 

People serving in a ministry support their church or group more than those who don't. Therefore, when every member contributes according to their passion and niche, the church or the group expands and multiplies: 

"In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly." Romans 12:6-8

So, let's expand the kingdom of our Lord by serving each other and with each other.

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