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How To Prepare For Staff To Return To Work In the Church Office

After over a year of layoffs, cut backs, remote working, Zoom staff meetings, and worrying about employee wellbeing, asking church staff to return to work in the office can feel like yet another challenge for church leaders to overcome. But, it can also be viewed as an opportunity…an opportunity to redefine the benefits of your onsite workplace culture. First Things... Continue Reading

A Step By Step Guide To Effective Delegation

What you are doing is not good. You and the people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; You cannot handle it alone. But, select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties... Continue Reading

How To Know Who To Delegate To

Do you feel stressed and overloaded? If so, it may be time to recognize that even super-efficient you needs help and support from time to time. There’s only a limited amount that you can do, however hard you work. You can only work so many hours in a day. There are only so many tasks you can complete in these... Continue Reading

How To Know What Shouldn’t Be Delegated

In contrast to last week’s article where we talked about tasks that should be delegated, this week we look at some tasks that should never be delegated and should typically remain as the Manager’s/Supervisor’s responsibility. What Shouldn’t Be Delegated Each church leader must determine those tasks, responsibilities and projects that they and they alone should do, assume, or lead. These... Continue Reading

How To Know What Should Be Delegated

Often some of the most challenging decisions a Manager/Supervisor has to make is determining what to delegate and what to keep for themselves.  I’ve found it helpful to think in terms of two buckets of tasks – what should be delegated and what shouldn’t be delegated. In this article we will look at how to determine what should be delegated.... Continue Reading

How To Know When to Delegate

In previous articles we’ve written about how delegation is a win-win when done properly. Yet, that doesn’t mean that you can delegate anything and everything. To determine when you should delegate I’ve learned that it is helpful to ask yourself a series of questions. When You’re Deciding Whether To Delegate Work, Ask The Following Questions To determine when delegation is... Continue Reading

Biggest Mistakes In Delegation

In recent articles we have written about why delegation is important, some of the hindrances to delegation, and the skills required to be an effective delegator. By now I hope you are convinced that delegation is a key to being an effective church leader. In this article we turn our attention to the biggest mistakes leaders tend to make when... Continue Reading

Top Six Delegation Skills

After watching several ministry leaders assume broader departmental responsibilities, I can say with confidence that one of the most difficult transitions for new Managers/Supervisors to make is the shift from doing to leading. As a new department Manager/Supervisor your temptation will be to hold on to the work you did so effectively as an individual ministry leader. Peers and bosses may even appreciate... Continue Reading

Why Don’t Church Leaders Delegate?

Most church staff are notoriously bad at delegating. Delegation is proven to boost productivity, efficiency and effectiveness yet not all church leaders are willing or able to delegate. But why? As stated in last week’s post, most organizations don’t teach their leaders how to delegate, especially churches. However, there are a number of other reasons besides a lack of training... Continue Reading

The Importance And Benefits Of Delegation

I have yet to come across a church leader who doesn’t confess that they should delegate more. Nor have I come across any leader who has been formally taught delegations skills. Is it any wonder then that we see so little effective delegation? The good news is that it is a skill that can be acquired. Over the next several... Continue Reading

Six Resources For Building A Healthy Church Staff Culture

In our last post, Eight Church Staff Culture Building Assessments, Surveys and Questionnaires, we provided tools for building a more engaged and productive church staff culture. We noted that building a healthy church staff culture requires an ongoing commitment on the part of leadership as well as a variety of tools and approaches. Today we provide six additional resources for... Continue Reading

Eight Church Staff Culture Building Assessments, Surveys and Questionnaires

Building a healthy and engaged church staff culture is a never ending process that requires a consistent and ongoing intentionality. And, because there are so many factors that influence staff culture it helps to come at it from a variety of different angles and approaches. Below are some of the tools, surveys, assessments, and questions I have successfully used as... Continue Reading