Managing a large team can be a tricky thing, especially if it’s a volunteer team. On the one hand, they have volunteered in your area of ministry with the understanding that you are leading them. On the other hand, they are volunteers and are not paid staff… volunteers who have lives and other jobs to worry about. You may be their volunteer manager, but at the end of the day they have bigger concerns like providing for family to deal with.
Striking a balance between these two aspects can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. In fact, it can be very easy for you to lead your lead with excellence and accomplish everything you need to… if you follow a few key principles.