The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele

Resilience, us & our teams, the Lord Jesus & COVID19 with Kirsty Bucknell & Greg Lee

April 27, 2020 Dominic Steele Season 3 Episode 18
The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
Resilience, us & our teams, the Lord Jesus & COVID19 with Kirsty Bucknell & Greg Lee
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The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
Resilience, us & our teams, the Lord Jesus & COVID19 with Kirsty Bucknell & Greg Lee
Apr 27, 2020 Season 3 Episode 18
Dominic Steele

Having focused on the how-to’s of Covid-10, this week we are focusing on us: our personal lives, our teams and our relationship with Jesus during Covid-19. Greg Lee, senior pastor of Hunter Bible Church and Kirsty Bucknell, a researcher who have developed a program for resilience and mental health, join us to help senior leaders support their teams for the long term, big picture. Rather than fumble through, this is a key moment to pause and consider how we can build stronger teams throughout the next few months. 


We discuss what our Church and staff teams need from their senior leaders, how to build a robust team culture throughout Covid-19 and how to function as a team not used to working remotely and the best ways to build a culture of fun. We also discuss the multiple different reactions and responses members of our team may have and how we can best pastor them and their families. 


We drill down on how to encourage and invest in staff teams whose job descriptions have been thrown out the window and are on a steep (and uncomfortable!) learning curve. Kirsty and Greg emphasise a focus on beginning with our own mental health and suggest strategies to identify stressors, personally and for staff. 

Greg and Kirsty bring very different perspectives to the conversation, Greg leads a staff team of 24 at Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle, whereas Kirsty as an organisational psychologist with a clinical perspective on healthy teams. 

For more on Kirsty Bucknell’s Resilience in Ministry program: https://tinyurl.com/RiM-Registration

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)

Show Notes

Having focused on the how-to’s of Covid-10, this week we are focusing on us: our personal lives, our teams and our relationship with Jesus during Covid-19. Greg Lee, senior pastor of Hunter Bible Church and Kirsty Bucknell, a researcher who have developed a program for resilience and mental health, join us to help senior leaders support their teams for the long term, big picture. Rather than fumble through, this is a key moment to pause and consider how we can build stronger teams throughout the next few months. 


We discuss what our Church and staff teams need from their senior leaders, how to build a robust team culture throughout Covid-19 and how to function as a team not used to working remotely and the best ways to build a culture of fun. We also discuss the multiple different reactions and responses members of our team may have and how we can best pastor them and their families. 


We drill down on how to encourage and invest in staff teams whose job descriptions have been thrown out the window and are on a steep (and uncomfortable!) learning curve. Kirsty and Greg emphasise a focus on beginning with our own mental health and suggest strategies to identify stressors, personally and for staff. 

Greg and Kirsty bring very different perspectives to the conversation, Greg leads a staff team of 24 at Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle, whereas Kirsty as an organisational psychologist with a clinical perspective on healthy teams. 

For more on Kirsty Bucknell’s Resilience in Ministry program: https://tinyurl.com/RiM-Registration

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)