How to create a great Staff environment at your Church

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Today Tom has Chris Wesley on the podcast.  Chris is the Director of Youth Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.  Not only has Chris been working with youth for quite some time but he has also been producing great content about his experiences as well.  One of those blog posts Chris wrote about was how to build a winning team at your church – referring to Church staff team.

So, Tom asked Chris to join him to talk about how to create that great staff environment at your Church. In today’s podcast Tom and Chris talk about…

  1. How he got started in Student Ministry
  2. How to build a winning team on a Church Staff
  3. Chris’ book, “Rebuilding Youth Ministry” (

If you want to connect with Chris you can find him in a few different places:

  1. On Twitter (
  2. At his Blog (
  3. At either or

So what do you think? What are some characteristics of building a winning team and creating a great church staff environment? Share your thoughts and insights below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. Join the conversation. 

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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