Teamwork at Church
The other week, while I was in Mass, I was looking around the Church observing all the people helping out. There was the Priest up the front leading the Mass, an acolyte, altar servers, readers, musicians, greeters and collectors to list a few…. In addition to that there are a number of other roles that keep the parish operating each and every day.
What struck me about the all the people that helped out were that most of them were volunteers. I started to think how great it was that an event (“the Mass”), can operate mostly with volunteers. As I sat there a little amazed… Not sure why, as I have known this for a while…. I was wondering what drives all these people to volunteer their time.
As I thought further about what drives people to volunteer their time, I started to realise that most of us volunteer our time to some cause or casues. I myself volunteer my time to scouting and a number of other causes. So to what purpose do we volunteer our time? I think there are numerous reasons including the activity is enjoyable, brings a sense of satisfaction, aligns with our values, provides a sense of purpose and develops a sense of community.
The other area of thoughtfulness for me watching the people helping out at Mass was their professionalism and teamwork. Everyone had their role and worked in with others for the common purpose. So how is it that people can come together as volunteers and yet some workplaces do not have the same level of cooperation? That is the question I have for you today…. Then down the track I can collate some of the answers into a teamwork blog.
- What do you volunteer your time too?
- Does the team come together, even though they are volunteers?
- What is the glue that holds the team together?
Posted on Saturday, 27 Apr 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Church, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Mass, Passion, Purpose, Teamwork, Volunteers. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.