A Recent Staff Mantra

I’ve been saying it so much to staff recently that they’ve begun repeating it back to me with wry smiles.

The most important part of your job is not your job. It’s helping this team be the best team it can be.

Inspired by Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions Of A Team, the mantra has helped us as a staff to have a marked increase our “cross departmental” cooperation.

It’s why Maintenance Staff helped with last Sunday night’s BigHouse Uptown Mission.

It’s why Music Staff and Youth Staff are lending major assistance to this Sunday’s Life Group Launch.

It’s why Children’s Staff serve key volunteer roles at BigHouse.

It’s why Congregational Care Staff helps everyone do everything.

We’ve got a long way to go, but I like the direction of people recognizing that their job is much bigger than their area of ministry.

What’s the most important part of your job?