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Drafting a Crisis Response Team

Put this task force in place today, before the crisis comes.

Crises are inevitable, but too often, church leaders are unprepared to respond effectively. Having a crisis response team in place goes a long way toward ensuring you're prepared to handle any emergencies. Here's how to form your team:

1. Choose your players. Members need to be mature, well-respected, and able to drop everything to dedicate themselves to the process in times of crisis.

Your team should include:

  • a pastor
  • a member of the board
  • several excellent communicators
  • a prayer leader who can direct an intercessory prayer team.

2. Assign key positions (one person per position, and only one position per person):

  • a chairperson (not the senior pastor)
  • a communications spokesperson who is made accessible to the entire congregation for questions and concerns
  • liaisons to each involved person or party.

3. Give the team authority, and allow them to act quickly:

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  • March 1, 2013

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