Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Ministry in the 21st Century

by Gary L. McIntosh. Baker Book House, 2000.

Presenting an approach to church staffing that is both functional and biblical, 'Staff Your Church for Growth' helps senior pastors answer key questions about the "what" and "how" of multiple staff ministry. It addresses questions such as these: "How do I know if our church needs multiple pastoral staff?" "What is a good process for adding staff, and what position should be added first?" "How do I nurture and motivate staff?” "What about staff problems?" But it also addresses the "why" of multiple staffing, pointing to the needs in churches for a variety of gifts and ministries, the decline in church volunteer hours, the increasing number of larger churches, the higher expectations of church members, and the drop in church and denominational loyalty. With models for team ministry, guidelines for determining when to add staff, techniques for interviewing staff candidates, and steps for dealing with staff conflict, this resource will aid any pastor considering whether to add professional staff or currently serving a multiple-staff church.