* Including the Free Video Resource with Scott Rideout.
Maintaining a healthy church staff is a challenge in the best of times. The world we live in today makes that job even more difficult. In a recent LifeSupport Podcast, we were joined by Scott Rideout, President of the Converge movement of churches. Scott shared these 4 key strategies to help your team stay mentally and emotionally healthy to do the work of ministry.
Avoid Decision Fatigue
- You don’t need to make every decision. Let your team help you.
- Innovation has a price tag. Moving forward may feel expensive but if you have the resources it’s always okay to pay a fair price for something of value.
Focus On Advancing The Gospel
- The gospel work of your church starts with your team. If your team isn’t healthy, your church can’t flourish. Enlist the Body in new ways to fortify your team.
- Empower you team to help the people of your church step into opportunities to scatter your ministry into the community.
- Make the most of your meeting times.
- Connect to God, to each other, to training, and to mission.
Have The Right Mindset
3 foundational attitudes (to have and to model) for ministry survival
- Humility – It’s okay to not have all the answers.
- Gratefulness – Focus on what you have and model joy.
- Generosity – As a team, you are living for something bigger than yourselves.
Content for this was originally presented as part of the weekly LifeSupport Podcast, available through the LifeSupport YouTube Channel, or on the Faith Radio Network.
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