Exponential Rocked this year. I have attended this conference for the last four years and every year there never fails to be some marker moments for me. This year Troy and I presented a session that included 7 things we did to build a healthy staff team at our new church plant here at Restore. I previously posted things 1 and 2, so here are things 3-7.
Thing 3: Encourage Family Members to Find a Role: Find something you are gifted to do and do it. God has a role for every family member to play in church planting
Thing 4: Keep Talking: When there is something between two staff team members, find a way to keep talking about it...to each other, not to others.
Thing 5: Take the Long View: Church planting can be so myopic. Everything is on the line. It is all about this church, at this time. Instead, challenge yourself to think about team members as being developed for the Kingdom and give them the freedom to expolore their ongoing call.
Thing 6: Celebrate with Each other - take time out to intentionally celebrate what God is doing in your staff and in your church. Bowling, surpise staff outings, Fun stuff...just for fun.
Thing 7: Pray for each other:
Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed.
Matthew 5:16 (The Message)