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How to Downsize Your Church Staff with Dignity

Many churches are evaluating staff and restructuring.

COVID-19 is forcing churches to adapt, restructure, and even make painful staffing decisions as they plan and prepare for 2021. The question now for many church leaders:

  • Can we restructure our staff?
  • Can we avoid letting staff go?
  • How can we transition pastors and staff with dignity, wisdom, and compassion while minimizing damage to our church and ministry?

Matt Steen, Co-founder of ChemistryStaffing, sits down with host, Aaron Hill (Content Editor at ChurchSalary) for this free webinar to discuss concrete ways that church leaders can:

  • Reallocate staff and restructure their ministry;
  • Pull back on programs, events, and expenses to retain church staff;
  • Wisely and compassionately let staff go if necessary;
  • And offer generous but realistic severance packages.
Related Resources (mentioned during the webinar)
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