By Darrel Girardier
Part of leading the communications team at your church is working with people and seeing them grow as leaders. Regardless of your position, it is important to be growing and improving as well as promoting growth in those around you.
So how do you, as the church communicator, help your team grow out of the positions they are currently in?
- Find people who need to be reeled in rather than pushed out when it comes to work. It’s better to have a team of creative, ambitious people who need to be brought back to reality every once in a while rather than have a team of people who need to constantly be pushed toward creativity. As a leader, it takes much more effort to push someone beyond their creative boundaries than to pull someone back from dreaming too big.
- Set clear boundaries for your team’s work. Although communication is free-flowing in nature, it’s important to identify boundaries for your team to provide security and to give your team a challenge. Your team should have a clear sense of purpose and a defined understanding of why they do what they do.
- Expose your team to new sources. In church communication, your resources are endless. Provide your team with new sources to inspire and challenge them toward excellence.
- Ground your team in the gospel. When a team isn’t reminded of the greater picture of the gospel that they’re working to advance, they easily become cynical in their work. Be fervent in bringing your team back to the gospel and reminding them that the gospel is the driver of everything that you do.
As the leader of communications at your church, it is your responsibility to grow the people on your team. Remember that the way you live your life is an example to those around you. Everything that you do should be rooted in the gospel.
Darrel Girardier is the Digital Strategy Director at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN.