Team Culture

Our Staff

Our staff is the core influencer of both the church and leadership culture. As a result, the team functions more like a professional Everest expedition, while the church body like a family. An expedition mindset enables our staff to laugh, create, bond and climb together, but always with the goal to reach the top successfully. Each staff member has critical roles and responsibilities that serve the expedition, so his or her attitude and actions must fit our significant staff values to be invited to and remain on the team. Furthermore, staff members join the team not to have a "job" at Waymaker.Church, but to fulfill a call that may last months or continue for years. As a result, team members should discern when they’re in or out of season and decide accordingly.

Our staff is expected to lead the way in three specific areas: personal, people, and performance.



Devotion - Spirit led obedience

  • You seek and obey God’s voice over any other.
  • You filter decisions through the Holy Spirit and Scripture rather than impulse or preferences.
  • You act courageously when God asks you to do something scary or uncomfortable.

Dependence – Audacious in prayer and faith

  • You trust God to give direction and do miracles in any circumstance.
  • You pray with a mountain moving faith to ignite movement in your life and others.
  • You believe God’s promises even when you’re confused and afraid.
  • You see God’s opportunity in every challenge.
  • You intercede for others and call out to God for their breakthrough.

Development – Grow and keep growing

  • You have a personal growth mindset.
  • You pursue development from mentors, training, and resources.
  • You strengthen your inner-health through spiritual rhythms and counseling.
  • You naturally desire learning and improving.
  • You constantly push yourself to get better.



Relationships – Fight for health

  • You are emotionally intelligent, and have good judgment relating to people.
  • You believe the best in others even when you’re unsure of them.
  • You seek restoration over justification.
  • You are quick to give others credit and slow to gain attention for yourself.
  • You are kind to people who have been rude to you.
  • You avoid gossip at all costs.

Responsibility – Own your stuff

  • You get work done accurate and on time.
  • You don’t make excuses and choose personal ownership over blame.
  • You fight defensiveness when confronted by anybody over anything.
  • You make the calls that are difficult for you to make.
  • You are accountable for your actions no matter what.

Respect – Honor people and honor God

  • You value all people regardless of their position or status.
  • You dignify others with your words and don’t criticize or yell at them.
  • You love your team members enough to empathize, but equally enough to tell them the truth.
  • You respect other people’s opposing ideas and opinions.
  • You resist trying to control anyone.



Excellence – Give your best and make it better

  • You do your very best with what you’re given.
  • You detest mediocrity and know that your results reflect your character.
  • Your work motivation is to serve God and the good of others.
  • You want your work to shine in a way that honors God and inspires people.

Effort – Work hard and value results

  • You have a bias toward action and positivity.
  • You love to get things done, but don’t find your identity in your job.
  • You hunger for more responsibility and new ways to go above and beyond what’s expected of you.
  • You work with a sense of energy, passion, and personal responsibility, taking on whatever you possibly can for the good of the team.
  • You meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that exceed expectations.
  • You reject laziness and pain-avoidance behavior and want to make an impact in the world.

Evaluation – Feedback fuels progress

  • You welcome assessment on your performance and results.
  • You are radically transparent and radically open-minded.
  • You don’t take it personal.
  • You make changes based upon profitable feedback.
  • You value your teammates enough to evaluate their performance and results honestly.
  • You call attention to problems you see from the personal to the organizational level.