Podcast Episode #466
Church staffing can be tricky in today’s churches. On this episode we discuss reasons church staffing issues can hurt a church and how to deal with them.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Bad hiring is endemic in churches, and we end up with staff conflict as a result.
- People who work in the church often gravitate to two extremes: being a workaholic or being a lazy bum.
- Most church staff issues are the result of some staffers being a poor fit. Those issues tend to work themselves out because people will leave the staff, but not always.
- Church personnel teams often don’t know about staff issues in the church because they don’t see the staff day to day.
The reasons staff issues can be such a problem are:
- Bad hiring practices
- Lack of accountability and poor work ethic among some staff
- Power groups formed around staff
- Inherited staff/pastor
- Personnel and similar groups that don’t have full awareness
- The Sunday-only personal versus the five-day-a-week persona
- Disloyal staff/pastor
- Leadership responsibility without authority
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