Church staff must learn to do life outside of ministry work together if they hope to lead as a family.
After giving a breakout talk at CMConnect recently, I was asked about practical ideas for things staff can do to create healthy, meaningful relationships with one another. The purpose is to build family-type relationships.
So, here are some fun possibilities to consider:
- Skeet shooting (yup, but not when your Lead Pastor is angry with you).
- Have a staff member (and spouse) over for dinner just to get to know them better. Be sure to enquire about food allergies 🙂
- Bowling (bonding with fun competition).
- Have a regular staff meeting with zero ministry work on the agenda.
- Pray for each other’s marriages, kids, finances, health, and ministry concerns. Don’t skimp on time with this!
- Experience a personality assessment together and discuss the results openly. Talk through what you learn about leading together that you didn’t know before.
- Volunteer in someone else’s ministry area! This expresses love & appreciation for that leader, and models ‘Kingdom Work’ to the rest of the church.
Would you add anything to this list?
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Note: If you are interested in receiving coaching on this topic or other ministry areas, feel free to contact me at BrentDumler@icloud.com. I’ll custom taylor something to fit your specific needs.