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:
- Cast a clear vision and path.
- Support other ministries.
- Create a fun atmosphere.
- Provide a good role model and example.
- Be decisive.
- Include other staff as part of the team.
- Have the back of your staff.
- Listen well.
- Support the staff member’s family.
- Communicate frequently and clearly.
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