This Month’s Resource Pack

APRIL: HEALTHY CHURCH STAFF CULTURE

How would you describe your church office environment? Is it relatively easy to get work done? Does the staff work together well, and do you feel supported by your pastors?

In our day-to-day lives, it’s really easy to get lost in the weeds of bulletins and emails and websites and Facebook posts, but one of the most important aspects of our work is our role in establishing a healthy work culture.

Yes, senior pastors generally have the most influence in establishing a church culture, but you have more impact than you might think. There are tons of little things you can do each day that will help your office run smoothly and encourage healthy relationships with your peers.

Take advantage of our collection of resources all about healthy church culture this month. And (as if you needed a reminder), there is a pretty big day coming up. Don’t forget about our Easter resource page that has all kinds of helpful content, including social media graphics and sharable videos from Lee Strobel.

-Matt


Webinar

Leading a Healthy Culture (Q&A with Dr. Kevin Peck)

Church communicators generally aren’t at the top of the church org chart, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a leader. You have significant influence over your team, your volunteers, and your peers, and you can help shape the work environment in your church office.

Dr. Kevin Peck is the lead pastor at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. He has seen God grow the church from a small gathering of young people to a city-loving church of over 7,000. He co-wrote the book Designed to Lead, which is all about developing a culture of healthy leadership development in the church.

Kevin has some very helpful and encouraging insight on leadership, the creative process, and how pastors and communicators can work together to improve staff culture and make an impact on our communities. Don’t miss his practical advice, and we think you’ll resonate with his feelings about Comic Sans and Papyrus.

 


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How to Create a Culture That Will Help Your Team Thrive

by: Cameron Bartlett

The culture you choose to create for your team can literally make or break your ministry. Here are three things to be sure to avoid in your leadership, as well as three things you can do to encourage a thriving work atmosphere.

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Four Generational Myths Impeding Your Ministry

by: Wes Gay

There is a lot of talk and research out there today about millennials and gen Z. While targeted communication can certainly be helpful, we may be taking it too far. Take note of these four myths many churches believe about generational differences, plus three ways to bridge the perceived divide.

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You Have Permission to Lead

by: Seth Muse

You may not always have a title or position of authority on your staff, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lead. Leadership is influence, and here are some helpful ways to leverage that influence to “lead up” at your church.

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Get Out of Your Office

by: Chuck Scoggins

It can be tempting to rely on our forms, standards, and procedures so tightly that we forget to treat our co-workers like actual humans. Here’s why it’s important for you to intentionally escape the office and make yourself available to serve your pastors.

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Rebuilding Team Culture & Restoring Client Relationships

by: Andy Pisciotti

Sometimes relationships get tarnished and work culture is significantly damaged. What can you do to turn the ship and rebuild a healthy work atmosphere after hitting rock bottom? Take a look at what Andy did and prepare your team in advance.

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How Your Relationship With Your Senior Pastor Impacts Staff Culture

by: Robert Carnes

You have the opportunity to influence your team for the better, but it’s important to get buy-in from your senior pastor. Developing a healthy relationship with your leader is crucial, and here are some practical ways to make that happen.

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How to Develop Healthy Workplace Relationships

by: Beth Beaty

Effective communication is way easier when you’re working within healthy relationships. How can you improve your relationship with that co-worker? Here are some tips.

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17 Ways to Establish and Nurture A Healthy Team Culture

by: Erin Feldman

Creating a healthy staff culture takes intentional effort. Here is a handy checklist of 17 ways you can start building a solid team atmosphere spread across weeks, months, quarters, and years. Choose a couple to start working on today.

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Comm. in the Real World: What If No One Follows Your Rules?

by: Annette Zampatti

If you work with people who test your limits and constantly bypass your policies, creating a healthy team culture can be tricky. But, believe it or not, it is possible. Here are some pointers.

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