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Staffing & Body Life


In a previous post we considered the big picture in staffing and determined that it demands the exercise of Body Life principles because people are important. Otherwise, it can be too easy to manipulate people into doing our bidding. Staffing can become about controlling or managing people rather than serving them. Taken to its extreme, it is possible to abuse people in the process.

How Body Life Helps Us in Staffing

Body Life moves us to value people, not neglect or abuse them. (1 Cor. 12:21-27; Rom. 12:10; 14:19; 15:7; Eph. 4:2)

And so, appreciation and affirmation become important in staffing.

Body Life moves us to love people, not use or misuse them. (Matt. 22:36-40; 1 Cor. 13)

And so, extending encouragement and support to people becomes important in staffing.

Body Life moves us to maintain integrity with people. (Matt. 22:39; Rom. 12:5; Eph. 5:21)

And so, proper motives, sincere concern, and honest communication become important in staffing.

Church leaders, think about your part in this. You’ll find additional thoughts about each of the above points in the Steering the Church Toward Body Life Leadership Guide.


2 Replies to “Staffing & Body Life”

    • Thanks, Winston. Since church leaders are human beings, we will not find such perfection, as you know, but I do believe it is possible to find church leadership with a heart to following after God’s design. Though they might not be perfect, there are those who do humble themselves when they fail and press on toward that for which we’ve been called in Christ Jesus. Praise God for those church leaders!

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