First published on this website in March 2006 and last updated in May 2020
We can be very critical of someone behind their back but fail to offer (or accept) constructive criticism. These interactive notes are designed to help a group think this issue through. Various scenarios are presented with questions for groups to tackle. These concern the Minister's preaching, helping out in the church office, an all-age service team and a voluntary welcome team.
The notes then give 12 possible ways forward:
- Admit the problem
- Be vulnerable
- Check motives
- Encourage first ...
- ... but do not pander to pride
- Select the right medium/time
- Set standards but offer support
- Change the church climate
- Be open about the process
- Never blame your team
- Build one another up.
Here is the link to this item: TN30 - How to give and receive criticism.pdf
These notes have been updated in May 2020 with minor alterations to the text.