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 6 sessions over the next 6 months.

Session 1: Week 1

Susan Hill, Church Administrator

General Staff Information

  • Next Steps for Training & Onboarding
  • Staff Handbook
  • GBC Policies & Processes
  • Calendar Overview
  • Benefits
  • Staff Events & Meetings
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Working Genius Assessment
  • Favorite Things Survey
  • New Staff Survey
  • Sexual Harassment Training

Session 2: Week 4

Matt Breitenberg, Co-Lead & Executive Pastor

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

Session 3: Month Two

Eric Sanzone, Co Lead Pastor

Prep for Session 3: Please bring your Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Working Genius (hard copy) assessment results with you to this session.

Leadership Gift Assessment

  • MBTI Results
  • Working Genius Results
  • Thriving in Life and Work

Session 4: Month Four

Ryan Levis, Norfolk Campus Pastor

Prep for Session 4: Please read section two of Deep & Wide and be prepared to answer the check-in questions below.

Ministry & Multisite Philosophy

  • Section Two of Deep & Wide book
  • Multisite (campus/central relationship)
  • 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?
    • From the standpoint of a new staff person, what are some opportunities you see that we may be missing?

Session 5: Month Five

Melanie Lee, Executive Director of Nextgen & Local Outreach Prep for Session 5: Listen to these three Andy Stanley podcasts: Part 1, Part 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 6: Month Six

Michelle Key, SPT Director

Prep for Session 6: Please read chapters 1-5 of The Emotionally Healthy Leader.

Emotionally Healthy Leadership

  • Review Emotionally Healthy Leader chapters 1-5
  • Staff Care