Posts in Category: Leadership

5 Practical Tips For Handling The Business-Side of Church 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Leadership

When you considered getting into ministry leadership, 501 (c) (3) paperwork, HR policies and financial reports probably weren't what you were thinking of.  You didn’t study accounting, HR or IT.  Yet, I’ve found that while these operational issues don’t get me up in the morning, they WILL keep me up at night. So here are a few tips to help you handle operational issues effectively.

 

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How To Inspire Your Team in 5 Minutes 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Leadership

As a senior pastor I sometimes see tired looks on the faces of my team and feel like I need to inspire them. Ministry is hard and I don’t want my team to burn out, but frankly sometimes I’m hurting or tired and I don’t really have much inspiration to give. I’ve learned that inspiring my team doesn’t need to come from a well-written speech, a rousing slogan or my own well of emotional energy. Inspiration, instead, can come from questions…three kinds of questions to be precise.

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Church Tech Isn't Just For Young Pastors 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Communication Leadership Ministry & Technology

Church management software (ChMS or CMS) is not reserved just for churches with young, tech-savvy pastors and leadership. Instead, it has become a necessity for all churches with pastors of all ages to help lighten the burden of managing a church. While ChMS is a relatively new tool for churches, more seasoned pastors are seeing the benefits ChMS can bring to their management systems. In fact, many of them wished this type of software had existed throughout the entire life of their ministry.

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The Most Important Staffing Question You’ll Ever Ask 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Leadership

My associate pastor recently became a daddy. I’ve been telling my associate pastor to stay home from work quite a bit lately. I’ve been telling him that because I want him to love working for our church. I want him to sense 100% support from me and from other staff. I want him to believe that his family is more important to me than his job...

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The Danger Of Hiring Great Talent 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Leadership

Many times, as a pastor, I’m consumed with finding the “right” person for a position (both staff and volunteer). I seek to find talented, driven, enthusiastic people. You know, people with lots of horsepower.  This is not a bad thing, but sometimes it overshadows the BEST thing...

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