It was the best of times.
It was the worst of times.
So begins the classic Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities.
It echoes my memories of leading our church staff.
It’s the best of memories.
It’s the worst of nightmares.
However, my overall experience of leading a church staff was wonderful. They developed me as I gave them opportunities to flourish in their call and passion.
While I didn’t always get it right I did gain valuable insights along the way.
How To Get The Best Out of Your Staff
Building a church staff can be one of the most rewarding elements of ministry life.
The sense of team spirit, shared achievement and mutual respect while serving together in the majestic cause of Christ is something to be treasured.
However, creating and cultivating a high-performance staff is not for the faint-hearted. It requires significant interpersonal skills, emotional maturity and a robust spirituality.
It requires a shift in a pastor’s thinking and orientation.