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Monday, June 16, 2014
Nine Issues to Consider for Church Staff Meetings
By Thom S. Rainer
The first church where I served as pastor many years ago only had seven regular attending members in the early stages of my ministry there. I still had church staff meetings, even though I had no paid staff, and I was a bi-vocational pastor. At the onset, there were three of us: the lone deacon who served as worship leader; his son, the Sunday school director; and me. We met monthly unless we had a pressing need to meet more often.
I took the principles I learned from the staff meetings of that small church and applied them to future churches where I served as pastor, as well as other places where I had a leadership role. Keep in mind that there is no perfect formula for these meetings. I have, however, found these nine key issues to be applicable in almost every leadership situation.
Dr. Pat Ford joined Church Partnerships of LifeWay Christian Resources in 2007 after 35 years of ministry in church, university, and seminary settings. He can be contacted at 832-725-4253 or email@example.com, and followed on Twitter at @patford.