How close should church staff relationships be? [podcast]

LIVE Youth Ministry TalkIf you work at a church, you know the relationships you form are key to any ministry. Sometimes the relationships we forget to focus on are those with the other people we work with: our senior pastor, children’s director, worship coordinator, secretaries, etc. What should those relationships look like? Should they be buddy-buddy or more professional? Should your senior pastor be your best friend, or does that complicate issues when confrontation needs to take place? Does a friendship erode objectivity when evaluating ministry?

Here are some of the highlights from our discussion:

  • What does a healthy staff relationship look like?
  • What are appropriate relationship boundaries to have with other staff members?
  • How do you build better relationships with those on staff when conflict is involved?
  • Advice on how to start heading toward a more healthy relationship with staff members

Here’s the video that came up in the midst of our discussion called, The Power of Vulnerability.

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Posted on February 12, 2011

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