How do we create a culture where we see Christ in everyone?
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.”
- Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
- Approach each individual with respect and each interaction with a positive frame of mind.
- Be inclusive. While not every person can participate in every activity, do not marginalize, exclude or leave any one person or group out.
- Praise and recognize easily and publicly.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
- Encourage coworkers to express opinions and ideas.
- Consider ideas from multiple perspectives.
“Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.”
- Listen to what others have to say before expressing your viewpoint.
- Implement policies and procedures consistently so people feel treated fairly and equally.
- Create a safe environment for people to openly speak without fear of repercussion.
“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone.”
- Correction, when required, should be private.
- It is best practice to speak with the person with whom you have a concern before going to a supervisor.
- Act and speak with integrity. Backdoor conversations and leaking of information erodes the individual and our educational organization.
- Communicate in a manner that is open, honest, transparent, and appropriate.
- There are protocols that need to be followed and supported.
- You act as an agent of the board.
- Be professional and reasonable in words and actions.
- Collaborate with one another to ensure that we use everyone’s strengths and talents, and have a heart of forgiveness.