The following are some simple steps you can take now to help retain your new ministry interns over the long haul. Not only will taking these steps serve your interns by helping them succeed, but they help you, your program, and your ministry, as well. Programs with higher retention rates have healthier budgets and more graduates out in the real world sending referrals back into them.
You know your ministry needs its own training program, but getting it built feels like it will take forever. You will need a cohesive curriculum, materials, hands-on training opportunities, and a thousand other things, then there’s the question of accreditation. Maybe it will take forever, at your current pace, but it doesn’t have to. There is help! The Well Trod Path of Burnout Ministry is an endless opportunity for burnout. People are never really finished and so ministry is never really complete. If you let that get to you, you will burn out as a ministry leader. The problem compounds … Read more