Building Ministry Teams That L.A.S.T.

We had to read this book for a staff meeting. I went into thinking that I wouldn't like it, so it had a tough job to do. I ended up really liking it, though. He mainly talks about how to handle conflict in staff relationships and making sure that you are heard, not just listened to. One of his big points was saying the final 10%. Most people say 90% of what they are thinking for fear of offending someone, but the author pushes people to say the final 10% as that is usually what most needs to be said. The book was exceptionally helpful. Mr. Van Waarde is actually coming to our church next week to do some staff team building, so it should be really interesting. JM

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