Podcast Episode #244
Staff conflict creates division in churches and leads to an unhealthy church. It’s something to deal with head on with wisdom and grace.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- The pastor should play a major role in hiring new church staff.
- Try to give inherited staff a chance when you come on as a new pastor.
- There seems to be more church staff conflict today than there has been in the past.
- When the congregation has conflict with one another, that fosters staff conflict as a result.
- The purpose of church members and staff is to serve, not to be served.
- Generational divides in the church go much deeper than worship style.
- Because of looser accountability in churches, staff tend to drift toward either workaholism or laziness.
- Sometimes we use grace to cover for and allow for bad work habits.
- If you have conflict on your staff, you need to deal with it in order to become a healthy church.
The eight points of staff conflict we cover on the episode are:
- More likely to occur when leader does not choose own staff.
- Conflict seems to be happening more frequently.
- Resolution groups are not much help.
- Common issue: “old school vs. new school”
- Another reason: the lazy staff person.
- There is an unwillingness of many churches to address staff conflict adequately.
- Alternative plan: focus efforts outwardly
- Don’t kick the can.
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