What to Do When a Staff Member’s Family Member Is Causing Problems in the Church


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Does a pastor have either a right or an obligation to address issues caused by a staff member’s spouse or children? Thom and Mark look at ways to navigate this tricky issue.

1. Discern the nature and the severity of the problem before talking to the staff member.

2. Don’t try to solve other church members’ interpersonal issues with the person.

3. Look at any conversation with the staff member as an opportunity to help and to be pastoral.

4. If the problem is severe, consider finding help for the staff member and his or her family member.

5. Though termination is an option, it should be a rare option.

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