We're so thrilled you're here!

You’ve just started an amazing journey.  This new job has just plunged you into a completely unique culture.  To help you acclimate well, here’s a roadmap for learning, growth and feedback in 5 sessions over the next 6 months.

"It’s such a miracle to see how much unity we have in our staff.  All our jobs are interlinked so we have to depend on one another.  Whenever I need to ask for help, everyone is gracious and eager to help.  We’re all bent underneath the load together—no one is alone.  I’ve never experienced a staff environment like this before now, and I love it."  --Rhonda Dimirack

We're so excited to have you on our staff!  Please fill out this survey so we can learn a little more about you.

Session 1   

Week 1  |  With Susan Hill, Church Administrator

General Staff Info

  • Next Steps for Training & Onboarding

  • Staff Handbook

  • GBC Policies & Processes

  • Calendar Overview

  • Staff Events & Meetings

  • Forms

  • Benefits

  • Enneagram and Myers Briggs Assessments

  • DISC Assessment

  • Financial Forms & Training with Director of Finance

Session 2

Week 2  |  With Matt Breitenberg, Co-Lead & Executive Pastor

Prep for Session 2: Please read this “Make Your Values Mean Something” article and read through the Statement of Faith, Vision & Values and the Impact Report.

How We Work Together

  • Staff Common Commitments

  • Staff Engagement

  • Church Membership

  • GBC Statement of Faith, Vision & Values

  • “Make Your Values Mean Something”

  • Impact Report

  • Org Chart & Multi-Site Church Concept

  • Section Two of Deep & Wide book

  • FOR the 757

Session 3

Month 2  |  With Eric Sanzone, Co Lead Pastor

Prep for Session #3:  Please bring your Enneagram, Myers Briggs and DISC (hard copy) assessments results with you to this session.

Spiritual & Leadership Gift Assessment

  • Assessment Results

Session 4

Month 4  |  With Simi Carlson, NextGen Director

Prep for Session 4: Listen to these three Andy Stanley podcasts: Part 1Part 2, and Part 3, and watch this "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" video clip.


  • Why Team?

  • Recruiting & Developing Volunteers

  • Teambuilding Basics

  • Servant Leadership

  • Symptoms of a Healthy Team

Session 5

Month 6  |  With Keith Langland, Care Pastor

Prep for Session 5: Please read chapters 1-5 of The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero and be prepared to answer check-in questions.

Emotionally Healthy Leader & Check-In

  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader book (chapters 1-5)

  • Check-In Questions

    • What surprised you most about being on staff, both positively and negatively?

    • How has your family adjusted since you have been on staff?

    • How well do you understand what you are supposed to be doing?

    • Do you have the tools and resources necessary to do your job?

    • What is your biggest frustration?

    • Does anything we do not make sense to you, or seem to be off-purpose?