In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins, Chandler Vannoy, and Brad Waggoner discuss the following questions:
- What is the biblical calling of church staff and why does a church need a staff?
- Why does the structure of your church staff matter?
- How should an org chart in a church function?
- How do you structure a volunteer staff and make sure they are effective in aligning with the strategy?
- How does church staff structure set up churches for growth?
“The whole idea of calling in the church has gotten somewhat confusing.”
“The clergy are not the ones who are supposed to do all the ministry.”
“Strategy precedes staffing.”
“I think a family minister is more common because the pendulum swung away from the minister of education.”
“It’s the leadership’s responsibility to cast the vision and to then bring alignment.”
“The outcomes drive whether or not there needs to be an adjustment to the strategy.”
“No matter how elegant your mission statement is, eventually you have to take a look at the results.”
“The more clarity you have in your vision and values, the easier it will be to measure what’s important and to lead change.”
“Sometimes personnel teams struggle because they tried to determine their strategy based on the gifts and competencies of their current staff.”
“When you have 60-100 people reporting to you who are volunteers, you have horded all of the responsibility.”
“Centralization is often a direct result of perceived fear.”
“Focus on your strategy and be disciplined in the implementation.”