10 Keys to Developing a Healthy Church Staff

Episode #119
April 28, 2015
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Podcast Episode #119

Staff unity is a critical component of church unity. A healthy staff usually serves a healthy church. So today on the podcast, we discuss 10 keys to building a healthy staff.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There are a number of church staffs who, for some reason, do not pray together.
  • When there is an issue with a church staff member, talk TO them not ABOUT them.
  • The healthiest mentoring takes place informally.
  • Comparing individual ministries in a church to one another can be demoralizing to a minister and fracturing to the church.
  • Just as one member of the Body is as important as the next, so one ministry of the church is as important as the next.

The 10 keys we cover in this podcast are:

  1. Pray as a staff
  2. Brag to the congregation about the staff
  3. Don’t complain to church members about other staff
  4. Meet one-on-one at least a few times a year
  5. View the staff as a team instead of as individuals
  6. Get together outside of work hours
  7. Don’t compare ministry growth
  8. Be willing to pitch in when needed—don’t make other staff ask for help
  9. Don’t treat one ministry as more important than others
  10. Realize each ministry is component of the entire ministry of the church

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