Day 36 of 40: The last time I checked there are not a lot of human resources or business classes at seminary. I am not saying there should be, but there is one resource every priest needs to use: an organizational chart. If the mission is starting from scratch, then under every job title will be your name. If you have an established church or mission, then put your name where the blanks are.
Once you have filled out the chart with every possible job title, it is time to prioritize. What job do you want to fill first, second, and third? Do this until every job title is listed in a sequential order. This is the beginning of a strategic plan for your parish. You might also need to have some people step down and be replaced with someone else. I know this is easier said than done, but as the spiritual leader of that parish you need to help people discern their strengths and weaknesses. That might mean moving some people around, maybe some people take a break, while others need to step up and help out.
With the chart you also need job descriptions. Every position on your chart should have a well defined and explained job description, whether it is a paid position or volunteer. If you are hiring a cleaning service, then the job description needs to be clear. If you need a Sunday school teacher, then that job description needs to be different than the one for the Sunday school director who is over all the teachers.
This organizational chart might sound like a headache to you, but it will actually make your life easier. Anytime you feel like someone is not doing their job effectively, you can refer back to the job description. Maybe someone is overstepping their boundaries? Now you can refer back to the job description. Maybe you are expanding and adding a ministry? This means the chart can help you see on paper how this will be organized and fit into your existing parish structure.
You can run a parish without an organizational chart, but why?