Supervising and supporting ministry staff : a guide to thriving together
Talbot School of Theology
Surveys of pastoral staff repeatedly show that senior or supervising pastors consistently rate their working relationships with their associate staff members higher than do the associate staff members. Satisfaction levels follow similar patterns. In many cases, supervisors are not aware of or attentive to the concerns of their staff, and yet, these staff members are critical to the success of the church. Supervising and Supporting Ministry Staff is a research-based guide to the senior/associate staff relationship that is filled with real-life stories and practical advice to help readers negotiate their staff relationships successfully. The book focuses not only on the business mechanics of the supervisor/supervisee relationship, but also the full experiences of the associate staff, including emotional and spiritual needs. This helpful resource addresses congregations of all sizes across denominations and discusses a range or supervisor/supervisee relationship types.
Church personnel management, Christian leadership
Rowman & Littlefield
Christianity | Leadership Studies | Nonprofit Administration and Management
Lawson, Kevin E. and Boersma, Mick (2017). Supervising and supporting ministry staff : a guide to thriving together. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Introduction: foundations for supervising and supporting associate staff -- Forming and leading the ministry team -- Time together, part I: constructive regular team meetings -- Time together, part II: profitable occasional team gatherings and one-on-ones -- Facilitating and supporting the ministry of your associate staff -- Supporting staff personally -- Staff review and development -- Letting go, staff transitions -- Self-care as a ministry supervisor -- Appendix A: Resources for supervising pastors -- Appendix B: Overview of the research process.