5 Concrete Ways Church Staff Stay Fresh in Ministry

Next week, our church office is beginning to slowly open back up. As I post this, we’ve been living through the 2020 global pandemic that seemed to shut the world down. If you’re serving in a church ministry, you either … Continued

Church staff roles must be focused

The healthiest leaders know that focusing on doing what they do best will generate the most productive outcome.  And as each person succeeds at doing their part well, the department grows. In a larger church staff, the roles are often … Continued

7 Characteristics of an Effective Church Office

The church office can be structured in a million different ways.  I have been in churches where the office staff is numerous, but the hallways are very solemn and quiet.  I have been in church offices with very few staff … Continued

One small key to hiring church staff

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“A person does what he enjoys doing, not necessarily what a job description says, so find the person who enjoys doing what you need done.” When hiring church staff, pinpoint with laser focus what you need to have done.  Write it … Continued

Three Team Members Everyone Needs

Here are three types of people that every team leader needs: Sneezers -The Sneezers are the people on your team who, after catching the vision, understanding the mission and fully believing in the power of what you are doing, uncontrollably … Continued

Do You Know Quality When You See It?

“It’s important to distinguish between efficiency – doing thing right – and effectiveness – doing the right things. – Drucker I was thinking about quality this morning as I was reading from The Little Team Book (Parker). Quality, as it … Continued

Obstacles vs Problems

A problem is something that we see along side the road.  It will slow us down as we  work on it, but doesn’t necessarily need our attention, we just do it anyway. An obstacle is quite different in that it blocks … Continued

Your Church Needs Coaches, Not Staff

I recently heard someone say, “a church needs to quit hiring staff and start hiring coaches.” In some ways it makes sense. Hiring people who can help assemble the greatest and largest resource of the church – the people – … Continued