Six Major Staff Issues Pastors Face

May 4, 2018
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Podcast Episode #429

Staff issues can derail a church. And when a pastor doesn’t know how to lead a staff, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Today we discuss six issues pastors often struggle with when they have a staff to lead.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • When a new pastor comes to a church, cleaning house with the staff is not always needed.
  • You have to set expectations with staff—especially inherited staff.
  • Being a lifelong learner is important in ministry because ministry paradigms are always changing.
  • If a staff member has lost his/her passion for ministry, it’s likely the result of a personal discipleship issue.

The six staff issues we cover are:

  1. How do I lead them?
  2. What should I do with inherited staff?
  3. How do I deal with a lazy staff member?
  4. What if a staff member is no longer competent or passionate about his or her ministry?
  5. What if a staff member refuses to follow my leadership, but he or she has a lot of allies in the church?
  6. What is the next staff position I should hire or call?

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