Last week I gave you an overview of our staff values at Cross Point. Today I dive into our first staff value and share the heart and meaning behind it.
Cross Point Staff Value #1
Avoid Complacency – we are committed to being grateful; to not get comfortable; to allow God to keep us on our toes and ready for whatever He has.
It is so easy to get lulled into complacency.
For church staff, Sunday comes with annoying regularity and it’s easy to fall victim to a weekly routine that maintains the status quo.
There is a tension that exists between maintaining the standards and expectations for every Sunday while also creating space to dream and change things up… and dare I say allow God to speak to us.
But more than just becoming complacent to routine, the intention of this staff value is to zero in on our hearts. We get to be a part of the amazing work God is doing through this place. We get to give the best part of our day and earn our living by creating environments where people’s lives are changed! That’s a big deal!
Keeping that perspective fresh for our team is important to our health as ministry leaders. No matter how great the stories of life-change are, they can easily get lost among the numerous tasks that we have to accomplish every week.
One way that we attempt to keep this value in front of our team is to share “Sunday Stories” every week in our all staff meeting time. Every Tuesday our staff gather for an informal lunch where we share the highlights of the week. Everyone is encouraged to share a story that reminds us of how God is working through us to accomplish the vision He has for Cross Point.
How does your team help one another “avoid complacency”?