The overarching organization of the group structure.
Ministry areas are the larger categories that your church sets up to organize your groups. Before adding groups, you must first set up ministry areas.
An example of a ministry area is "Worship". The "Adult Praise Team," "Youth Praise Team," and "Drama Team" are likely groups that would fall under that ministry area. Another ministry area might be "Music," with the groups "Choir," "Instrumental Ensemble," and "Women's Trio" underneath.
Each ministry area can be assigned a leader. A youth minister would be the typical leader of a "Youth" ministry area.
You will probably have some "nested" ministry areas, or ministry areas within other ministry areas. In the following example, each yellow box represents a ministry area. Those marked with a "1" are primary ministry areas. The numbers "2" and "3" are nested ministry areas.
In this video, we show you how to organize your ministry area structure.