10 Elements of a Healthy Church Leadership Culture

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This time of year presents a wonderful opportunity for introspection and self-assessment. Taking a look back at the year and observing the victories and areas for improvement creates a path forward for personal growth in the upcoming year. This is not only true for individual leaders but for leadership teams as a whole.

Earlier this year, the senior leadership team that I lead here at HighView Church, composed of our elder council and pastoral staff, started asking the question: “How can we gauge the health of our leadership culture as a church?”

From that conversation, we created a “Church Health Leadership Audit”, composed of 10 elements found in a healthy church leadership culture. Then, each leader scored our culture on a scale of 1-10 and then we discussed the results. Feel free to download the PDF here.

Healthy Leadership Culture Evaluation (1) Church Health Audit.

Get a group of leaders together in your church and allow them to fill out and score the audit honestly. Average the scores from the individual sections (1-10) and this will be your overall score. Our Senior Leadership team took the lowest two area scores and created action items to address them.


Scoring Guide: 

8-10: Exceptionally Healthy

6-7: Healthy

4-5: Average Health

0-4: Poor Health



Chad Williams

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