Whether you’re a senior pastor communicating to your staff, or a dream team leader communicating to a team of volunteers, communication with your core team is a crucial part of your church’s health during this time.
While we all have different forms of communication that work for us, below is a weekly communication guide that a few Highlands Campus Pastors have found useful when communicating with their core team:
1. Keep Staff Meetings Consistent.
We encourage you to keep your staff meeting schedule as consistent as possible. If your meetings happened on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. before COVID-19, we encourage you to find a way for your team to meet at the same time every week.
2. Continue to Connect on Sunday.
Since everyone is used to seeing each other on Sundays, why not keep the trend going? By connecting on Sunday with your team, you bring consistency to a constantly changing circumstance.
Tip: After connecting with your team, consider encouraging everyone to reach out to several volunteers. People are used to hearing from and seeing your teams’ faces on Sunday mornings, so reaching out to them at the same huddle times or just to say hello will bring some consistency to their lives as well.
3. Talk to a Team Member Daily.
Even though you may be spending a lot of time with your team as a whole over Zoom or group FaceTime calls, consider making time for each of your core team individually throughout the week. While our heart is to serve those in our community who need it most, we also must understand that our core team still needs to be pastored and prayed for as well.
The running theme is that communication creates consistency, and consistency is something that will help keep things as healthy as possible during this time.
For more information on leading and communicating with teams, check out the following resources from Pastor Denny Hodges on Grow Online!
We encourage you to consider these tips, as well as try different plans and styles of communication until you find the right one for your core team.