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7 Telltale Signs of a Healthy Staff

I can usually spot a dysfunctional church staff from a mile off. Certain little indicators tell the story. Conversely, other telltale signs generally telegraph a healthy staff, one that operates smoothly, accomplishes a lot, exudes a sense of team, has fun, and enjoys a powerful ministry. Here’s how to spot a healthy, effective, loving staff. […]

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Coping with Complainers

Coping with Complainers

Ministry tends to be hard, messy and thankless. At the end of a long week, the last thing you want to hear is another complaint from a whining member, volunteer or staff person. But there are those in leadership who actually seek out negative feedback. Why? Receiving full and wide feedback (positive and negative) helps […]

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Why They Resist Volunteering

The vast majority of today’s pew sitters resist volunteering at their churches. If your church resembles most, less than 20 percent of your congregation engages in any meaningful or regular volunteer service with the church. This drives church leaders nuts. “What’s wrong with our people?” they ask. “What a bunch of lazy slackers! If only […]

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