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Ministry can have a lot of meetings that come with it. I'm trying to figure out the best way for our Student Ministries staff to meet together. On the one hand, I don't want to have meetings for the sake of meetings. On the other hand, I do want to have meetings scheduled so that we meet BEFORE we hit crisis mode (Podcast #7 of the Practically Speaking podcast has some great stuff to say on this).

Our current staff consists of myself (full-time), a part-time jr. high guy (Lucas), and two interns who are in college (Ben and Chris). In the near future we'll be bringing on a part-time college guy and potentially a college intern.

I have a few questions as I've been trying to figure this out:
  • How often should we meet all together?
  • How often should we meet one-on-one?
  • How much of the meetings should be focused on planning and how much on development?
  • Should Lucas meet only with our jr. high intern or should I have a development role in there?
This post is getting long so for now, I'll throw this out there for those of you in ministry - how much meeting is best in your setting and what do you do in those meetings? I'll let you know where I think I'm landing for us in a couple days.

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