Congregations that are effective have fully-engaged volunteer leaders. Pastors can help their continual growth and development. At Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton, volunteer ministry leaders are challenged to participate in the "Servant Formation Pathway", a group of nine to thirteen adults who meet monthly for deepening in the Word and in biblical theology, and are given a deeper understanding of their own calling, gifting, and temperament. This is done in such a way that their volunteer ministry continues throughout the process. The outcome intended is a cohesive leadership team, a deepening walk with Christ, and a habit of life-long learning.