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Investing in Training for Your Ministry Staff: 5 Reasons Why It Matters

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As a ministry leader, you want to ensure your staff is equipped with the tools they need to effectively serve your congregation and fulfill your ministry’s mission. One important way to do this is by investing in training for your ministry staff. In this blog post, we’ll explore why investing in training is so important and how MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro can help take your ministry to the next level.

What is MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro?

MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro is a learning subscription in Realm’s MinistrySmart Academy that offers essential and advanced on-demand and live training, interactive courses, webinars, and recordings developed specifically for church staff and volunteers. It helps your staff master many aspects of ministry together in an online platform that’s available 24/7. Most, if not all the content in MinistrySmart Academy, is led by ministry experts who fully understand the needs of the church.

You may already be using the free version of MinistrySmart, but with MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro you can better equip your ministry staff with new monthly content relevant to ministry.

Reasons why investing in training for your ministry is important:

1. Develop New Skills and Knowledge

One of the primary benefits of investing in training for your ministry staff is that it helps them develop new skills and knowledge to help them better serve your congregation. Depending on your ministry’s needs, this might include training on leadership, congregant care, giving, volunteer management, or even Microsoft Word tips and tricks, and more.

2. Increase job satisfaction

For many staff, working in ministry is a calling. It’s something that they would have chosen to do even if they weren’t getting paid. We also know that working in ministry can sometimes cause burn out, especially when one person wears many hats. Knowing that leadership invests in their development can show them that you value their contributions. And care about their professional growth, leading to increased job satisfaction and motivation, even when ministry is challenging.

3. Adapt to Changes in Ministry

As the needs of your ministry evolve, it’s important to ensure that staff members have the skills and knowledge needed. MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro provides your staff with relevant training that helps them adapt to the changing needs of the church.

For example, with MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro your staff can participate in relevant Ministry Impact and best practices sessions that can be implemented immediately. This can help your staff feel like they are empowered to explore new ideas and approaches that still align with your church’s mission.

4. Improve Overall Performance

By providing your staff with the tools they need to excel in their roles, your ministry can become more effective, efficient, and successful in achieving its mission. For instance, if someone is trained in pastoral care, they will be better able to provide emotional and spiritual support to your congregants. Or perhaps your staff needs additional training on abuse awareness in order to best serve youth or other vulnerable populations. With MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro your staff can have access to monthly content such as webinars, bootcamps, and ministry enablement training. You can also assign specific content to learners and run reports to view your church’s activity in MinistrySmart Academy.

5. Retain Talent

By providing training resources and tools for your staff’s development, you create a culture of learning and growth. That helps you retain talented employees who feel valued and supported in their roles.

When you make training and development a priority, it can yield numerous benefits for both your staff members and your ministry as a whole. Whether it’s providing training on a specific skill such as payroll or learning how to manage your information in Realm, with MinistrySmart Staff Pass Pro your staff can learn best practices, risk management, insightful strategies from ministry experts.
Get started today and upgrade your staff pass to get access to new content every month. And you’ll get exclusive Realm boot camps, which include accounting and financials, and much more!

Lily joined the ACST team in 2020. She worked six years at a large church in Atlanta, GA, as the Business Systems Analyst. Lily understands the mission and challenges of the church. She spent her time in ministry utilizing Realm to help solve those challenges. She is passionate about helping our Ministry Partners leverage technology to fulfill their mission and grow their ministry impact.

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