Church Staffing, Structure and Team Health

Articles for church leaders on Church Staffing Best Practices, Church Staff Structure, Hiring and Firing, Team Health and Team Performance.

As I sat across from this senior leader at his desk, I knew he was overwhelmed because I saw his organizational chart before I walked into his office. Every leader of every ministry in the church reported directly to him, which is not an uncommon structure for small and mid-sized churches. That can work for a season. In my experience, though, when a church grows to 1,000 or more attendance, that structure will begin to buckle. The lead pastor's span of care becomes too large.
22 Apr 2021

When Large Churches Get Stuck: Reducing the Span of Care

As I sat across from this senior leader at his desk, I knew he was overwhelmed because I saw his…

What new roles do churches need? How can you tell if you're over-staffed? How do you keep your team focused on what's most important? Tony Morgan, Amy Anderson, and Michael Moore dig into practical tips and strategies for building an effective team.
24 Mar 2021

3 Keys to Structure Your Team for Future Ministry Impact – Episode 185 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

What new roles do churches need? How can you tell if you’re over-staffed? How do you keep your team focused…

It’s easier to shape the culture of a team when you focus more on how the team interacts with each other as opposed to having everyone memorize a list of values. Over time, those behaviors will not only shape the culture of your team, they’ll be reflected throughout your church.
27 Jan 2021

What Are You Doing to Shape the Culture of Your Team?

It’s easier to shape the culture of a team when you focus more on how the team interacts with each…

There are some common factors of stuckness in churches around complexity. To make this conversation as practical as possible, we're diving into specific best practices we see that commonly distinguish the governance model at healthy churches.
25 Nov 2020

Best Practices for Church Boards – Episode 170 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

There are some common factors of stuckness in churches around complexity. To make this conversation as practical as possible, we’re…

We've seen church governance can either be a barrier to—or a catalyst for—church health and growth. More often than not, church boards are dysfunctional and create complexity. But it doesn't have to be that way.
18 Nov 2020

5 Key Roles of an Effective Church Board – Episode 169 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

We’ve seen church governance can either be a barrier to—or a catalyst for—church health and growth. More often than not,…

Over the last few months, your workload has grown exponentially, and you can't do it all. You, and the people on your team, are only human. Lance Witt joins us again to share what exactly your team needs from you in our changing world.
11 Nov 2020

How COVID-19 Changed What Your Team Needs from You as the Leader – Episode 168 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Over the last few months, your workload has grown exponentially, and you can’t do it all. You, and the people…

We've talked with many, many pastors about feeling overwhelmed in this season. You're under greater pressure than ever, and being criticized more than ever. How do pastors stay emotionally healthy right now?
04 Nov 2020

Lance Witt on Prioritizing Your Own Health While Leading Change, Facing Pressure & Dealing with Criticism – Episode 167 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

We’ve talked with many, many pastors about feeling overwhelmed in this season. You’re under greater pressure than ever, and being…

Clarifying and casting vision really isn't enough. Eventually your church needs to define how the vision will be accomplished and then execute an action plan to see it through. That's where executive pastors come in
18 Dec 2019

3 Roles an Executive Pastor Can’t Delegate – Episode 124 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Clarifying and casting vision really isn’t enough. Eventually your church needs to define how the vision will be accomplished and…