1. Everything must align with the vision and mission.
- This presumes a clear vision and mission statement.
2. Share the work.
- Delegate as far down as we can.
- Encourage initiative.
- Take calculated risks with "new kids on the block."
- Observe the principle of subsidiarity.
3. Multiply yourself.
-Take care of our volunteers.
-Raise up new leaders. -
-No one should be indispensable. "People can't give what they don't have."
4. Serve the needs of your "market."
- Since our "market" is the youth, our services, and the "packaging" of our services, need to appeal to them.
- Pay attention to creating an attractive youth environment; harness music and organize activities appealing to youth.
5. New projects and outreaches must be sustainable.
- Personnel and/or financial sustainability.
- Aim for medium-term or long-term sustainability.
6. Our leadership is primarily spiritual and moral.
- It's not just functional or organizational. We lead by word and by example.
- It's important that we become good models by our life.
7. Review our programs and strategies regularly.
- Look out for new trends, needs, opportunities.
- Keep on improving on what we're good at.
- Be willing to go through "organized abandonment."
- Raise up local leaders.
- Local chapters should be as self-sufficient as possible.
9. Network with others.
- Other people or groups may have what we don't have - get help!
10. Trust in the Lord.
- If it's truly God's work, He will provide whatever lack we may have.
- We can only do as much as what the Lord wants of us.