Growth is a value of mine and should be of every leader. Early this week I posted, “5 Ways to Grow as a Leader in 2016.

Today, I want to shift our focus to your staff and how to incite growth in them. Below are 5 Ways to Grow Your Staff in 2016

1. Books PLUS Training

A lot of pastors I know have their staff read books which is a good thing. But I have been in environments where the pastor gave us a book and that was it. Everyone on your team will takeaway different points and highlights from the book. Group discussions will benefit your team greatly.

You can even take it a step further.

The good folks at Ministry Library provide video summaries of books for your staff to watch. They also give you content to do team workshops based on the content of a book.

2.  Intentional Community

The staff that prays eats  together, stays together…

But seriously, create an environment that fosters community and camaraderie. This will bring a new unity and strength to your team.

3.  Simple Assessments

I am a huge fan of Predictable Success Leadership Styles. It defines four leadership styles:

1. Visionary – big picture, new ideas
2. Operator – task master, do-er
3. Processor – organizer, systems person
4. Synergist – team focused

The most important thing for you to do, is to know the leadership style of everyone on your team. Having a team stacked with visionaries with get you a lot of dreaming, but no action. Too many processors on a small team will bog progress and stifle innovation.

Know what the makeup of your team is by having them take the free assessment here: Leadership Styles Quiz

4. Online Conferences

Imagine getting 14 pastors who started small and have sat in your shoes. Imagine being able to have you and your staff learn from them together? Sounds expensive doesn’t it?

It is…

Unless you have registered your church for the Propel Conference. It’s an online event to help churches under 300 propel forward to even greater things in 2016. I know first hand it’s hard to take your team for a few days to a conference. It is tough on the budget so we created an event that is affordable and accessible for churches under 300.

Our team has created an event that will grow you, your team and your church. Register Here

5. Allow Them to Fail

One of the greatest things you can do for your team is to get out of the way. Let them experiment. Let them lead. Let them fail. It won’t be as good as you but the team wins. If the team wins, in the long run, the organization wins and ultimately, you win.

Justin Trapp

Founder at Ministry Pass
Husband to Tisha, Father to Shiloh and founder of Ministry Pass.
Justin Trapp