In a 200church, we may have only one or two other staff members who work along with us. This means that if you and the “other guy” are at odds, there may not be anyone else for you to talk with! Staff relationships are so crucial in churches with just a few staff. Perhaps it’s you and a part time assistant, or you and a part time youth worker. Maybe it’s just you and your elders, deacons, and/or leadership team. No matter who you’re working with, the relationships that you have with those people are extremely important to the life of your church.
In this podcast, Jonny and Jeff talk about the importance of successful staff relationships and discuss some ways to create a healthy environment where they can thrive.
The four major themes they discuss regarding staff relationships are:
The common thread through all of this is communication. A staff cannot shine without excellent communication. As staff, communicate your expectations and communicate your appreciation to each other. If there is “a thing” between you as staff – step up to the plate and deal with it! Your 200church deserves nothing less, and you will enjoy successful staff relationships!
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