Setting Leaders up for Success

Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants success! And in ministry that is no different as every volunteer wants to be successful in what their role is.
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That is why it is so important for ministry leaders to set up their volunteers to succeed in their roles, whatever they may be. So, in today’s episode, Tom brings back Cory Sullivan to talk about this. Specifically, they talk about

  • Outlining expectations well ahead of time of what you, as the ministry head, is expecting each leader to do
  • What it means to make the leaders the heroes
  • How the ministry head should be and can be preparing behind the scenes
  • Apps such as Lead Small, Min Hub, Evernote and Trello to get the whole team on the same page.

Cory is a great resource and you can find him here.  You can also follow him on Twitter here ( He’s a great resource so hit him up and pick his brain…he’d love that

What about you? How are you setting leaders up for success? Share your experiences below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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