My colleague, Mark, was at a conference yesterday, where someone suggested ‘job descriptions’ 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’ve included a couple of examples before. Does your church do this? Would it be helpful? What would be unhelpful in this approach?

Here’s a very simple example from Mars Hill:


I’ve 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:

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