Communicating Expectations to Church Staff

As suggested in the previous post, some expectations on church staff can be quite beneficial, particularly those that line up with the basics of life in Him. How leaders communicate those expectations should also line up with those basics. After all, one of God’s expectations on leaders is that they be examples (1 Pet. 5:2-3; 1 Cor. 11:1). . . . Continue reading Communicating Expectations to Church Staff

Church Staff: Expect Alignment with Church Purpose

When our church purpose lines up with what God most expects of us, then it’s reasonable and right to pass on that expectation to staff, whether paid or volunteer. For example, Jesus identified love for God and people as the greatest commandments (Matt. 22:36-40). He said, “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (v. 40). Certainly, then, any expectations we might place on people who serve in the Church should line up under these commandments. . . . Continue reading Church Staff: Expect Alignment with Church Purpose

Church Staff: Expect Adherence to Body Life Principles

Personalities will clash and opinions will vary. We can’t force people to “like” or agree with each other but we can expect them to line up with God’s design for His people to function a certain way. It becomes about obeying Him, not doing what “we” think is right. We’re commanded to act and react toward one another in ways that build up and unify, not tear down and divide. . . . Continue reading Church Staff: Expect Adherence to Body Life Principles