Our organization structure is inspired by a book called Team of Teams, by General Stanley McChrystal The goal is to make us the most efficient and adaptable team we can be to accomplish the mission God has give One Church and to be good stewards of what he has blessed us with.
This the core of who we are and what we want to accomplish:
KNOW GOD: We want everyone at One Church to know God first and foremost and to continue to grow in their understanding as they continue their time here. We accomplish this mostly through Weekend Service.
DISCOVER PURPOSE: A critical part of the local body of the church is help people to find and use their God given gifts and purpose for the church and His mission. We help people discover their purpose through our on-going 3 week long welcome and onboarding program called Growth Track that meets on Sundays.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND FIND FREEDOM: To get involved we encourage people at One Church to join a team and to find freedom through serve teams and groups respectively.
To communicate organizational structure, we use a tool called Prezi. Linked below. You can use this to being to understand and navigate through our departments, the roles and teams within it and your place in the overall picture. Also linked below is a section on our website that directs people at One Church to our different teams to help them get involved.
The reality is culture isn't something that's just written down. It's something that's felt. That's experienced. But to get you started. Here are our 4 main culture statements at One Church. These are statements we use with our whole organization, each department, each team and each person involved in any capacity.
We give ourselves wholly and freely. We give generously and selflessly of our time, money, efforts and talents.
We don't blow smoke. We ignite fires. We are intentional with provided truly genuine and specific affirmation and encourage. Anything less feels fake and is ineffective.
We're on a battleship, not a cruise ship. We're dealing with life and death. We are all fiercely committed to the mission. It's not about personal ego or ambition, it's about the mission of Christ and of One Church.
We need the truth, for the sake of the mission. We need honest and ongoing evaluation to continue to improve, because the mission is too important!
The learning never stops. If you stop learning, then you stop growing. And as leaders of the church, we then become the lid not only of ourselves but of the church itself. To overcome this, we prioritize learning heavily. Weekly we as a staff have devotions or leadership development to do so together. To get you started here are some podcasts and books you can begin to read. Ask your direct report for copies of these books if you do not already have them. During your first weeks and months, we would encourage you to being listening and reading through this content!
CRAIG GROESCHEL LEADERSHIP PODCAST
"It’s the way God created you. You don’t have to know it all to be a great leader! In this podcast, you’ll get timely insights from Pastor Craig and his guests to make the most of your leadership potential, you’ll learn to solve problems in new ways, and you’ll be empowered to take your next steps in leading others."
ANDEY STANLEY LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Andy Stanley is the lead pastor of a large church in Atlanta called, North Point. His leadership books, podcasts and materials will serve you well in your development as a leader.
GROW RESOURCES LEADER
Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL is another church we learn a lot from. They have an online resource full of free templates, schedules, documents, etc all as great learning and starting point materials for you in your learning. Ask your direct report about getting access!
Your first days and weeks in a new job can be tough and sometimes confusing. Please know that we want to help make it as smooth as possible. Ask questions, keep the lines of communication open. We are passionate about you, your development and the impact we know you will make at One Church. Here are a few basics to help you get started:
Our team almost always meets in Building A at 817 North Hamilton Road.
No one has an office, our space is a "co-working" space with rooms that can be used for individual work, small teams and large teams.
We set a goal for everyone on staff to work 40 hours a week (10 4 hour blocks). The weekly schedule as a starting point runs Sunday to Thursday. On Sunday from 8a - 2p. On Monday through Thursday we offer the office hour options of 8a - 4p, 9a - 5p or 10a - 6p. For your first several weeks, we suggest choosing one of those windows and keeping it consistent. As meetings in your calendar start the populate you can adjust your schedule accordingly. If you have any questions, please review with your direct report.
VACATION / PTO
Just as we don’t keep track of hours worked, we don’t keep track of hours taken off. If you want to take time off, talk to your director supervisor to approve timing and covering your weekend responsibilities. A Note About Your Vacation Time Nobody is impressed with someone who works themselves into depression, poor health, a grumpy attitude or estranged family relationships. This applies to everyone. You need to take time off...it makes you a better leader, co-worker and generally good person. We celebrate your time off. You deserve it. More details in the long form handbook linked below.
As a staff we conduct a series of contextualized meetings to help us stay focused and productive. Each has a specific purpose and goal. Here are the consistent meeting structures we currently have in place:
Tactical Meeting (Weekly): This is our weekly staff-wide meeting where each department head shares a 3 minute update on people, plans and problems. The goal is "shared consciousness" which simply means more of the team having more information. This helps us help each other and make better, more informed decisions.
Department Meeting (Consistent): These are consistent meetings with department heads and assigned DLT members designed to solve problems and make plans. They can be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending.
Monthly Strategic: Once a month we block off 3 hours to touch base on macro organization wide decisions, changes and directions to be discussed, decided upon and (hopefully) implemented.
Seasonal Offsite: Once a season we meet as a staff offsite to touch base on macro organization wide decisions, changes and directions to be discussed, decided upon and (hopefully) implemented.
At each of our meetings we focus on the 5 P's. Prayer, Plans, People, Problems and Personal. If you or your ministry needs specific prayer or you have something personal we need to discuss... let's begin there. Otherwise, most of our meetings focus on current plans, people that are shining and problems that need to be solved.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM!
Any final questions!? Get in touch with the contacts listed above. Welcome!