You Matter To Your Staff Team
This article applies if you are the only person "paid" on staff ... have volunteer staff, leadership or are involved in a multi-staff church atmosphere.
We are all part of the body. Be encouraged.
So that there should be no division in the body, but that its part have equal concern for each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:14,25 NIV.
You matter. Your staff, your co-laborers in ministry, needs and wants you to do your very best. You are a part of a body of believers that gets the honor and privilege of working together for the local church. Your ministry and staff position matter to your co-workers. Your actions and conduct reflects on them, and theirs on you.
Sometimes it feels like you are working alone; recognize you are not alone. You are in this journey together. Your co-workers want to know your dreams, desires and prayer requests. You are loved and valuable to them. You share life together - meals, family times, joys and trials - not only a calling to ministry.
You matter to your staff because you are part of the staff - it takes all of you to accomplish the mission. You are a team, serving the same Master: “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men” Colossians 3:23. Imagine how staff meetings would be if your staff worked together as if working for the Lord? The team would be incomplete without each of you - janitor, office administrator, You, Worship pastor, Senior pastor, all of you – are called to work together for the Kingdom. Value each other; each of you are part of the bigger picture.
Being a staff together is invaluable and you matter to each other. You minister to each other. As part of this staff, you are impacting lives, training people, helping be an agent of change. You help transform people’s lives to be more like Jesus. Thanks for all you do. Know you matter and bring value to the staff team - you are part of the same body and in this together.
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”1 Corinthians 12:26.