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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 church leaders to use in their ongoing efforts to build a healthy staff work culture.

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  1. Positivity and Negativity – Two Church Staff Culture Shapers: Share the first part of the article in a staff meeting to highlight the importance of positive feedback, then ask each staff to answer the questions listed so you will know better how to affirm, encourage and reward them.
  2. Six Pathways to Personhood Awareness and Understanding: Virtually all staff dysfunction is rooted in some personhood issue or issues. This article addresses six such issues and provides resources and assessments for each. Over time, cover all six in staff meetings, preceded by the staff taking one of the assessments or reading the articles or books listed.
  3. How Personality Profile Influences the Workplace: Having staff take the DiSC Personality, Keirsey Temperament Assessments, and/or Gallup’s StrengthsFinders and then discussing them is extremely helpful in getting everyone to appreciate each other’s work tendencies. This article covers how one’s DiSC personality profile profoundly influences staff work behaviors.
  4. What Is Your Spiritual Temperament?: This article addresses helping staff discover then share the best way they connect with God, using either Gary Thomas’s or John Ortberg’s assessment. Sharing these in a staff meeting builds understanding and appreciation for the various ways that staff meaningfully experience God.
  5. Church Staff Covenant EXAMPLES: Having a Staff Covenant like this one that the staff work on together and agree to can go a long way toward addressing undesirable behavior.
  6. Church Staff Values Exercise and EXAMPLE: Working together to compile a list of staff values that staff agree to hold themselves mutually accountable to can have the same impact as a staff covenant.

Posted on April 13, 2021
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Jim Baker

Jim is a Church Organizational Leadership and Management Coach, Consultant and Trainer. Throughout his career Jim has demonstrated a passion for showing Pastors and Ministers how to use organizational tools for church and personal growth and health.

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“For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:5