Your church’s health is not only significantly influenced by the maturity of its staff, but its effectiveness is primarily determined by the values that motivate them. Here are five values that can help ground your staff on biblical ministry as a church.
If you desire to be a church according to Jesus, you can’t ignore His book. The Bible should not be an honorable mention in your vision statement or church practices, but all of your beliefs and behaviors should originate from God’s Word. And if you are leading the church according to biblical principles, then communicate that in every possible way.
But you are to proclaim things consistent with sound teaching.Titus 2:1
It’s hard to lead people spiritually if you give off an aura that you don’t want to be bothered by the people you are called to serve. Your staff should have an open-door, open-hearted attitude toward each other and the entire membership. In our willingness to help, we encourage those struggling that they are not a burden to God or God’s people.
Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.Galatians 6:2
In all areas of your church, you must consider the next man up and next woman up mentality. Disciple makers should be multiplying disciples, mentors should be multiplying leaders, groups should be multiplying into new ones, and churches should be multiplying into new congregations. In all areas, how can you lead in such a way that extends beyond yourself?
What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:2
Don’t do things well to be flashy, but because you want to be faithful to the ministry God has called you to do. We are working for Jesus on behalf of the people for whom He died; we must give our absolute and sincerest best. Don’t offer mediocre attempts and halfway efforts when souls are at stake.
Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people.Colossians 3:23
Church staffs often assume what members know and how well they know it. Sometimes, a church is so busy, and the options vary so much that most members don’t know what to do next. Be a staff that simplifies the steps online and in-person of how people get to know Jesus and get involved in your church better.
The revelation of your words brings lightPsalm 119:130
and gives understanding to the inexperienced.