Do You C.A.R.E. Enough?

[This post originally appeared as a column for the Center for Healthy Churches.]

Since 1944, Hallmark greeting cards have been advertised with the famous tagline, “When you care enough to send the very best.”  Whether encouraging soldiers overseas, cheering up the sick, celebrating the graduate, or expressing your love to the one you’ve chosen to spend your life with, Hallmark promises to help you to be the kind of friend or parent or spouse that you truly want to be… when you care enough to send the very best.

What about the kind of church staff team member that you truly want to be?  I don’t think I’ve seen a card for that in the Hallmark store.  Not yet, anyway.  Give it time.

Until then, there are other ways you can be intentional to C.A.R.E. enough; to take the time and the energy to do the things that deepen relationships and build the kind of trust that is foundational to everything else that you do as a team.

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