How to Lead Through Staff Changes

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas offers practical advice for knowing when to release someone from employment and for developing competent leadership in times of transition.


Which of Bryan'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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Staff changes are never easy, but sometimes they are necessary. Firing a staff member should not be an action undertaken in a flippant manner. Rather, work at developing those who underperform until you are certain change is impossible. Hold your people to excellence, but be sure your standards are reasonable. When the time comes to let someone go, approach the situation with grace and trust that God will make the most of a difficult situation.


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