How Culture Can Revolutionize Your Church with Sara Crippen & Jannet Morgan [Podcast]
By: Vanderbloemen September 26, 2017
The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.
In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Katie Bivens talks with Jannet Morgan and Sara Crippen of Liquid Church in New Jersey.
Sara Crippen and Jannet Morgan are on staff at Liquid Church in New Jersey. Officially launched in 2007 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, Liquid is a non-denominational Christian church that is Bible-based and Christ-centered. Liquid has multiple campuses in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties, New Jersey.
When the church found itself in a season of rapid growth, Sara and Jannet teamed up to create a culture team that would be responsible for intentionally caring for staff members. Liquid has 150 full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff members in total, and is proactive about creating and maintaining a sustainable culture on staff and through the congregation. A core belief is that "Church is fun", valuing laughter, a spirit of celebration, and having fun through leading and serving together.
Katie talks with Sara and Jannet about:
- Key identifiers of a church staff's need for culture
- Being more intentional about caring for staff members
- How to set goals for a more developed culture
- Differences between an outward and inward-facing culture
- How to recruit staff members who fit the culture of the organization
- Tips for scaling systems during growth