5 Practical Values for a Church Staff

The staff sets the direction for a church’s ministry and also portrays the attitude that the rest of the church might imitate. To ensure it is a worthwhile replication, consider these five practical values for your church staff.

  1. Scriptural StandardBut you are to proclaim things consistent with sound teaching (Titus 2:1). If we desire to lead a church according to Jesus, we cannot ignore His book. The Bible will not be an honorable mention in our vision statement or church practices, but we will allow God’s Word to originate all of our beliefs and behaviors. As we lead the church according to biblical principles, we want to communicate it in every possible way.
  2. Approachable Attitudes – Carry one another’s burdens; in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). It’s difficult to lead people spiritually if we give off an aura that we don’t want to be bothered by those God has called us to serve. Our 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.
  3. Multiplication MindsetWhat 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). In all areas of our church, we must consider the “next person 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, we must lead in a way that extends beyond ourselves.
  4. Earnest ExcellenceWhatever you do, do it from your heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people (Colossians 3:23). We won’t do things well to be flashy, but because we want to be faithful to the ministry God has called us to do. We are working for Jesus on behalf of the people for whom He died; we must give our absolute and sincerest best. We will not offer mediocre attempts and halfway efforts when souls are at stake.
  5. Simplified Steps – The revelation of your words bring light and gives understanding to the inexperienced (Psalm 119:130). We can hinder people’s progress by assuming what members know and how well they know what to do next. Our church offers a lot for people, and the options can vary so much that many may not know what to do next. We desire to be a staff that simplifies the steps online and in-person of how people get to know Jesus and get involved in our church better.