Ministry health never happens by accident. Creating and leading a healthy ministry is a result of the difficult work of confronting dysfunctions that every team is drawn toward. This past month our ministry team at Grace Community Church worked through the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and we were once again reminded that it takes hard work to create a healthy staff culture. If you are a kids pastor or student pastor and you are leading a team then you need to order this book today and start reading.
You can fight for health on your church staff even if you are not the senior leader. If you are not willing to do this then stop complaining about the culture you are currently serving in. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book. Process these and begin to think about how you can help your team become one that beaks free of these common dysfunctions.