What’s an administrative assistant doing on a leadership blog?
While my team is GREAT about telling me how important I am to them and how much they appreciate all I do, I still find myself questioning my worth because I’m almost 40 and I don’t have one of the “important” jobs. I just do all the boring stuff so that “they” can do the real ministry. True? No, of course not. Nine days out of ten I remember, but that one day…
I need to remember that God equipped ME to do these things, and do them well. I remind myself of these things:
- Recognize the importance and need for support in ministry. Leaders cannot do it all without being supported administratively and prayerfully.
- Never underestimate the necessity of the “menial” tasks. Without administrative support, the paper would pile up, neglected; no one would answer the phone calls of people with questions or needs; ministry leaders would have tons of ideas that were never executed—in short, business would come to a screeching halt.
- Lead UP. Higher level leadership has altitude…they see the big picture, but you can see things that they may never see. Don’t be afraid to offer your perspective.