If your Pastor hasn’t answered this question, don’t start work until she does. Whether you’re growing or small is fundamental to how you run the Church. And while it may seem small minded for your Pastor or your leadership team to admit you’re a decidedly small Church, you’ll benefit far greatly if you are and know it.
This article borrows heavily from the seminal article by John Allspaw, then CEO at Etsy. Though based on a technology company’s successful approach to handling failures and accidents, it can be easily applied to ministry. I basically replaced engineers with volunteers and like paint on primer, it became an article about handling issues in ministry.