Choosing a Staff with Character
Wisdom for a Young Head Coach
I Timothy 3:1-13
Read the text aloud.
- What would be noble about being an overseer? The position has responsibility and authority…What would be a coaching equivalent to that role? Head Coach.
- What attitudes, abilities and behavior are listed as important for that role? (vv.2-7) Answers are in the text…Why are these important? (v.5) If he can’t handle his own family, how could he manage others’ kids?
- If a deacon were different than an overseer, what coaching role would be similar to it? (vv.8-13) Assistant coach, coordinator, etc…
- Who on your staff coaches in a way that’s reflective of these qualities? (vv.8-12) Tell us about a coach that has these qualities. Which of these traits stands out in him/her? Pick one or two of his/her best qualities.
- How do coaches who serve well gain assurance and an excellent standing? Others notice their good work and character often resulting in better opportunities, promotions, confidence and security.
- Focus on the character of your staff and on your own character.
- Encourage and reward your staff members who exhibit good character.
- Expect that your staff’s good character will result in their receiving job offers and opportunities to go elsewhere. They become a reflection of your leadership.
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