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Staff Health

Revealing the Key Findings

We are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated 2023 Church Staff Health Report.

Church Health

Discover the Latest Findings in the 2023 Church Staff Health Report


As church leaders, we understand the critical role that a healthy and engaged staff plays in the success of our ministry. That's why we are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated 2023 Church Staff Health Report.


This comprehensive report provides valuable insights into the well-being of church staff across the nation, equipping leaders like you with the knowledge and tools to cultivate a thriving work environment. In this blog post, we will highlight five of the major findings from this report, which is packed with seventeen key findings and dozens of minor ones.


FINDING: Opportunities for Building Relationships Outside of Work

According to the report, 40% of church staff expressed the desire for more opportunities to socialize and build relationships outside of work. Fostering a sense of camaraderie among your team members can greatly enhance their job satisfaction and overall well-being.


FINDING: Job Satisfaction and Overall Happiness

The report revealed that 36% of church staff rated their overall job satisfaction as "unhappy" or "neutral." Understanding the factors that contribute to job satisfaction is crucial for creating a work environment that fosters fulfillment and promotes the longevity of staff members.


FINDING: Impact and Purpose

An encouraging finding from the report is that nearly 8 in 10 church staff members feel like their work is making a positive impact in the church and community. Recognizing and celebrating the impact of their efforts can further fuel their motivation and dedication.


FINDING: Clear Direction from Church Leadership

43% of church staff indicated that church leadership does not provide clear direction for the staff. Clear and effective communication from leadership is essential for aligning staff members towards a common vision and enabling them to work cohesively.


FINDING: Clarity in Role Expectations

Over one-third of church staff members expressed a lack of clarity in their current role expectations. Providing clear guidelines and regular feedback can help staff members understand their responsibilities, increase job satisfaction, and improve overall performance.


Download the Full 2023 Church Staff Health Report!


To explore all seventeen major findings and dozens of minor ones, download the complete 2023 Church Staff Health Report. This report provides in-depth insights and practical recommendations for enhancing the well-being and effectiveness of your church staff.


Upgrade to the Local Church Assessment:

For a deeper dive into your specific church's staff health, consider upgrading to the 2023 Church Staff Health Assessment Local Church Report. This tailored assessment offers personalized insights and strategies to address the unique needs of your ministry.


The release of the 2023 Church Staff Health Report marks a significant milestone in our commitment to supporting healthy and thriving church staff teams. By delving into the findings and recommendations, you can empower your staff, enhance their well-being, and create a vibrant ministry that fulfills its mission. 


I hope that this report helps bring clarity to you as a staff member, and to your church’s leadership as we do the most important work of leading God’s church!


Todd Rhoades

Chemistry Staffing Co-Founder


Todd Rhoades

Todd Rhoades

Todd has invested over 30 years in serving churches, having served as a worship pastor for over 15 years, a church elder for more than a decade, and in various ministry leadership roles in both the business and non-profit sectors. As the original founder and developer of ChurchStaffing.com, Todd fundamentally changed the way thousands of churches search for pastors and staff on the internet. Todd is a graduate of Cedarville University, and lives in Bryan, OH with his wife, Dawn.

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