Friday Morning we heard from Andy Stanley on that “One Thing” we should be communicating to our church staff. As a leader of staff, I’ve listened to Andy teach on this for years. To say a message like this resonates with me, is a egregious understatement. Love, love, love this truth dedicated to the leaders of our church.
Not So Among You
One Thing that drives healthy staff culture. // and it works in Your family too.
Mark 10:32-37, 41 // Jesus is asked by the disciples for more favor.
42-43 || not so with you. // Whoever wants to be great (and it’s ok to want to be great), must become a servant and slave of all.
45 || Even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Healthy and Productive staff cultures are defined by Mutual Submission.
Mutual Submission: I’m here to facilitate your success wherever you and I are on the org chart. Our jobs are different, but we are both essential to the success of the organization.
- Everyone is equally essential.
The question mutual submission asks: “How can I help?”
- The lie of “Annointing”
- The triangle setup on org chart will never see Mutual Submission.
Our leadership style is dictated by this : Even the son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.
Anointing is not emphasized in NT, it’s all service and serving.
Are the reserved parking spots necessary, really?
- Do for one what you wish you could do for anyone.
- The myth that if we do for one we have to do everyone. We don’t!
- Jesus often only healed the one out of a crowd of many.
- Systematic top-down method of service.
- How can I leverage what I’m good at to facilitate the success of others?
- Create and maintain a sustainable pace.
- Lack of sustainable pace kills service for others.
- Celebrate and reward mutual submission.
- Look for ways to foster this on your team.
- What’s rewarded is repeated.
- What’s punished is avoided.
- Confront your EGO.
- If you view your staff as only being there to facilitate your success.
- If your gonna lead this way, then at least admit it to them.
- Drop the term loyalty from your vocabulary.
- Not a fruit of the spirit.
- Anyone who demands loyalty, has a loyalty problem.
- Jesus just says, “Follow me.” yet always reminded people they could leave when they wanted.
How can I help?
Inviting yourself into their world instead of asking them to serve your world.
How I react to this glorification determines the path I’ll be on.
God looks at Eternity and asked, “How can I help?”