When a Staff Needs Pruning

2010 Staff Infection Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2010 Staff Infection Conference by Leadership Network, Josh Surratt, Lead Pastor of Seacoast Church offers practical advice for having difficult conversations with staff and for knowing when it's time to prune the unhealthy branches of a team.


Which of Josh's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As Josh said, there's a season for everything in life (Eccl. 3:1). While we don't always think about this truth in terms of our teams, it certainly applies. At times, God requires leadership to prune dead branches, sick branches, and even those that appear healthy for the sake of the mission of His church. Take some time to consider your own staff and ask God to give you a wise perspective towards the difficult conversations you need to have going forward.


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