PAUL YERRICK

CRITICAL FEEDBACK

3 years ago, I accepted the role in leading our worship and production team at my church. I wasn't sure if I even wanted the role at the time, we were sort of in shambles. Today, I really believe our team is thriving, and it's due to a few things, one of those being critical feedback. Besides focusing on healthy relationships and culture, one of the very first things we put in place was good, critical feedback. What's good critical feedback? It's feedback that your team needs to hear for the sake of progress. Feedback with the purpose of supporting your team's mission and vision. Our first step towards this was implementing a meaningful review after each weekend. We celebrated the wins of the weekend. What was great? What are we proud of? What things are repeatable? But good critical feedback doesn't stop there. After we celebrated the wins, we spent a good portion of time on what we(and many) call "The Last 10%."

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Paul Yerrick
SO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR CHURCH...

People leaving the church or church hopping is at an alarming rate these days. Whether it's the color of the carpet, the preacher isn't deep enough, or music is better over there, it can be frustrating or even hurtful to the staff and pastors serving at these churches. That being said, what else do we expect from our congregants when the example of church hopping comes straight from the staff and pastors serving at these churches? The average tenure of a senior pastor is around 8 years. The average tenure of a worship pastor is 2 years. Youth pastors make it around 18 months. The example being set is that going from one church to the next is no big deal and can/should be expected. Grab me a Michelob while I let this sink in.

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Paul Yerrick