Keeping Bus Workers Excited

By Dave Smith

I. Understand That The Holy Spirit Is The Main Source Of Strength And Motivation

Teach your people to rely upon Him

II. Realize That God Uses Focal Personalities

This should be the pastor, bus director and your highly motivated bus workers

III. Remind Your Workers Often That They Are Working For The Lord

It is not for the pastor, bus director or even the church

IV. Don’t Overload Your Workers

A. If people are overloaded they will not be efficient at any work they are doing

B. The pressure could cause discouragement and spiritual harm

V. Do Not Appeal To Them On The Basis Of Pride

Do not overly boast on those that are having great success

VI. Set High Standards To Motivate Your People

We all do a little more or a little less than is required for us

VII. Use Your Bus Messages At The Saturday Bus Meeting To Motivate

VIII. Give The Workers Credit For The Victories

Let them know how the Lord is blessing and using them in a letter or by a personal word of appreciation

IX. Use Personal Calls From Time To Time

A small note of appreciation or phone call can be a great encouragement to a bus worker

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”