As I’m spending a little time writing about ways to refocus a college ministry’s core leadership, I’m reminded of something.

All of this gets easier when we call our leaders to it from the start.

For many ministries, the legacy of how leadership has been doesn’t match the expectations on leadership in the future. That makes sense, as a ministry grows and develops, and as more leaders are raised up.

So if you’re feeling a need to “tighten your core,” make sure to spend some time tightening your “application process.” If those expectations are laid out from the beginning, you’ll have a much easier time… expecting them.