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The Most Important Staffing Question You’ll Ever Ask 

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

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 Skinny on Open Source Church Management Software 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:50:00 AM

It seems like church leaders are always on the hunt for the best software to manage their church databases and communications. One question most churches face in their hunt is whether to pay for commercial church management software (ChMS or CMS), or to use open source software.

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Finding Small Group Leaders: 10 Guaranteed Ways to FAIL 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 7:50:00 AM

Leaders who lead healthy, growing groups share leadership with two to three others ... but not just any two or three others. I've seen leaders pick the right people and the wrong people to share leadership with. Let's look at how they end up choosing the wrong ones (and, by the way, these also work well for church leaders looking for small group leaders):

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Why Church Websites Are A Nightmare And What You Can Do About It 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:50:00 AM

Wanting a great website is a fantastic idea, however, defining what a great website is, is the place where most people fail.Many folks base their definition of a great website by other websites they see.  They love the design, graphics, ease of navigation, features, and content that they see in other sites.  But what are these other great websites doing to make their site so appealing?

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The Danger Of Hiring Great Talent 

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

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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