Top 10 Ways a Lead Pastor Can Encourage His Staff

# 1   “I’ve Got Your Back.” LOYALTY:  one way to define loyalty is “not saying anything negative about someone behind his back.”  Except for a trusted confidential personnel group, all talk about staff by the lead pastor to others publicly and privately is that of a raving fan.  And it goes beyond this.   Lead pastor loyalty protects the staff from the church critics.   Church people rarely go the staff member with a criticism, but often tell the lead pastor.  Staff deserve “innocent until proven guilty” status.  It’s easy to immediately give the impression of agreement with criticism of a staff member and then say you will look into it.  That is disloyal.   Whenever anyone comes to the lead pastor with a…

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