Good Church Staff Members leave churches for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s because God has called them to something different. But more often than not it’s because of something very different.
1. You Stop Listening to Them
When you don’t listen to people they stop talking. And when you stop listening to good staff members they’ll go somewhere else where they feel heard.
2. They Don’t Feel Empowered
Nothing is worse than having responsibility for something with no authority to do anything about it. When you don’t empower staff members to make real decisions they’ll go somewhere they can.
3. An Unhealthy Staff Culture
Good team members don’t stay around on unhealthy teams very long. One of the best ways to attract and keep great team members is to build a health staff culture.
4. Lack of Vision
If you can’t provide clarity to your team about where you’re going next they’ll eventually grow frustrated, leave, and find that clarity somewhere else. And the irony is that those who have the greatest propensity to lead into the future will leave first.
5. Poor Strategy
If your team has a tendency to talk about ideas but has a difficult time executing them you probably don’t have a actionable strategy in place to move you toward a clear vision. Good Church Staff members don’t just want to talk about ideas, they want to execute them. If you can’t help them do that they’ll go somewhere else they can.
What are some other reasons you’ve see good Church Staff Members leave a church? Leave a comment.
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