I had the privilege this week to help lead a staff retreat for St. Stephen UMC in Amarillo. My friend, Stan Cosby, is the senior pastor and this is the first staff retreat they have held since Stan has become their pastor. The first day we did an assessment of each staff member's personality type. Paul says in I Cor 12 that the body of Christ is made up of many different parts each functioning in a unique way. They were surprised at the diversity and balance of the staff personalities.
The second day did a staff assessment using Patrick Lencioni's book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team focusing on the areas where the staff needed to strengthen their functioning as a Team. It was a profitable time for the St. Stephen staff and it was good being with Stan and Susan Cosby.There were 14 staff members present and we used St. Eugene's Episcopal Church for the retreat.