For the last year and a half my wife and I saved as much money as possible to buy a house. When we finally hit our goal for a down payment, it was time to find a realtor. Now, there are a lot of realtors out there and the temptation was to go with the first one we came across.
I mean, they’re all realtors, so they’re all probably about the same right?
Some are good. Some are bad. And some are probably in the wrong profession.
Knowing this, we thought about all the criteria we wanted in a realtor, but there was one thing we wanted above everything else.
There was one quality that was on the top of our list when we sat down to interview multiple realtors.
And what was it?
We wanted a Rock Star.
Now while we didn’t end up with Bono or Eddie Vedder taking us to open houses and negotiating on our behalf, we did get an outstanding realtor. In less than two months we closed on the home we wanted and got great contacts for the renovations we planned to do.
Because our realtor was a Rock Star. He was passionate about real estate. He hustled. And he cared about us.
Isn’t that what we want from our Core Members? If you’re anything like me in my early stages of youth ministry, you’re just happy with anyone who wants to be a part of the Core Team. As long as they were Catholic and breathing, they had a spot on my Core.
And guess what? We struggled. That’s not to say that these people were bad people. They were just in the wrong ministry. And as time went on, I realized that I didn’t need lots of bodies to be on my Core Team.
I needed Rock Stars.
I needed people who were passionate about Catholicism.
I needed people who loved working with teens.
And I needed people who would hustle to help the teens they loved come closer to the Christ they gave their life for.
The temptation is to settle . . . to look at the numbers, and go with ten volunteers because you need people.
Give me one Rock Star.
Your teens need it.
Your ministry will be transformed.
And something tells me . . . you’ll attract other Rock Stars.
Question: What’s one quality you look for in a potential Core Team Member? (Share below.)