Monday Morning Mini-Series – Staff Value #1

Last week I gave you an overview of our staff values at Cross Point.  Today I dive into our first staff value and share the heart and meaning behind it.

Cross Point Staff Value #1

Avoid Complacency – we are committed to being grateful; to not get comfortable; to allow God to keep us on our toes and ready for whatever He has.

It is so easy to get lulled into complacency.

For church staff, Sunday comes with annoying regularity and it’s easy to fall victim to a weekly routine that maintains the status quo.

There is a tension that exists between maintaining the standards and expectations for every Sunday while also creating space to dream and change things up… and dare I say allow God to speak to us.

But more than just becoming complacent to routine, the intention of this staff value is to zero in on our hearts.  We get to be a part of the amazing work God is doing through this place.  We get to give the best part of our day and earn our living by creating environments where people’s lives are changed!  That’s a big deal!

Keeping that perspective fresh for our team is important to our health as ministry leaders.  No matter how great the stories of life-change are, they can easily get lost among the numerous tasks that we have to accomplish every week.

One way that we attempt to keep this value in front of our team is to share “Sunday Stories” every week in our all staff meeting time.  Every Tuesday our staff gather for an informal lunch where we share the highlights of the week.  Everyone is encouraged to share a story that reminds us of how God is working through us to accomplish the vision He has for Cross Point.

How does your team help one another “avoid complacency”? 

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  • Margaret Feinberg April 23, 2012  

    We also share stories. They encourage our team members and remind us of the bigger work we’re doing. May we all avoid complacency

  • Mike April 23, 2012  

    This really just inspired me. I, too, am a full time staff member at a church and I’m having the roughest of times staying reminded that God also has a hand in the ministry… It gets real easy for your view to get clouded when every directive is do this or do that so that the numbers can increase and so that the budget will be met…. It’s very frustrating. I’ve become complacent– but what you’ve shared is the glimmer of hope I needed to here. You were the light I needed to hear this week…

    • Jenni Catron April 25, 2012  

      So glad this was a bit of encouragement to you, Mike. Praying for God to give you renewed joy for ministry.