Ten Ways Pastors Can Be Great Bosses

March 10, 2017
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Podcast Episode #309

Regardless of the size of the church, the pastor typically has to manage a staff. They may be volunteers; they may be paid. So today, we cover ten traits pastors should develop as they manage their staff.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Pastors need to have a compelling vision for their church.
  • Good bosses will always be looking to build up those who work under them.
  • If you want a certain behavior to be evident in your staff, you should be the one modeling it as the boss.
  • More leaders than not have trouble making difficult decisions.
  • Be confident in your decisions.
  • Everyone who works for you should feel like they are part of the team.
  • Church staffs should be seen as a team both internally and externally.
  • Pastors should communicate frequently and clearly to the staff.

The ten traits of great pastor bosses we discuss are:

  1. Cast a clear vision and path.
  2. Support other ministries.
  3. Create a fun atmosphere.
  4. Provide a good role model and example.
  5. Be decisive.
  6. Include other staff as part of the team.
  7. Have the back of your staff.
  8. Listen well.
  9. Support the staff member’s family.
  10. Communicate frequently and clearly.

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