All ministries go through different seasons and as leaders we need to identify and communicate what those seasons are to those we lead. Some are in a season of growth or decline. Others are in a season of rebulding or tearing down. Reguardless of the season you are in you need to have a plan for how to handle the season you are in and what they next stes will be. If you are growing, what will you need to do to handle the growth? More chairs, tables and supplies? If you are in a season of rebuilding do you have established goals and training available for your volunteers to reach those goals? Identifying the season, communicating it to thosewho need to know and planning on how to reach those goals can mean the difference between maintaining the status quo and seeing genuine growth both spiritually and in numbers.