How to Lead Female Staff and Volunteers
Leading a ministry is no small feat. It requires grit, strength, boldness, and complete reliance on the Holy Spirit for direction in all aspects. As you step into a leadership role within the Kingdom, you are not only being entrusted with the calling and work that has been sown into your own heart, but you also must steward the hearts of the men and women partnering with you in your mission, in paid positions as well as volunteer positions. Over fourteen years ago, my God dreams were birthed through two ministries, Scarlet’s Hope and Scarlet’s Bakery. With the help of my best friend, two other women, and our collective husbands, we have been able to hire a total of ninety employees along the way, nearly all of which were women. We have staffed a few men, a man who was our development director and two who worked at our bakery. However, with three to four hundred women volunteers and a women staff majority, we are running a highly estrogen-driven ministry. Here are some helpful things that I have learned as I lead a team of women in the calling of my ministry.