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From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
And he's focused on the men. We are an independent church, but we have an advisory board, a directors board, and a board of accountability. He leads, and I help him lead.
Make Criticism Your Friend
Change your perspective, and criticism can actually propel you forward in God’s mission.
One of the tools that helped me see this was something my old company called "The Murder Board." This was a process that my company used that allowed peers and supervisors to kill
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
He is board certified in adult psychiatry by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His major areas of clinical activity are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
You didn't get the training in seminary for the things that seem to matter—like how to drive carpool and lead a board meeting at the same time, or how to handle the exponentially
Equipping the Board to Lead
As you gather your team, train them to lead along with you.
Training the board makes a difference—a big one. It's efficiency. Unfortunately, most board members receive, at best, a cursory introduction to their task.
My Husband Isn’t Called to Ministry
My dreams of ministering together were dashed, but I got something better in return.
to hang out with middle school students on Friday night, even if it meant more time with his wife, and he wasn't about to lend his financial expertise to the non-profit board I oversaw.
7 Tips for Church Boards
Ways to strengthen this leadership team.
Use these tips to help your board function well: 1. Determine the Purpose of the Board. 5. List Clear Roles for Board Members and Staff, and Note the Differences.
My Struggle with Maternity Leave
What I learned when I took 10 weeks away from my ministry
After many months of consideration and research, the subject was brought before the elder board and the decision was made to institute a policy allowing for up to 10 weeks of partially
Meeting IRS Requirements When a Pastor Runs for Office
How one church navigated the tricky issue of political involvement.
Their senior pastor, James Meeks, was a former Illinois State Senator from 2003 to 2013 and currently serves as the chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education.
Adding A Second Church Service Without Killing Your Momentum
Taking an almost-full room and dividing into two less-than-half-full rooms can be a psychological blow. Here's how one church overcame it.
This was the question that was asked on a small church pastors' discussion board recently. Several of the responses were, understandably, along these two lines:
Church Turnaround Is An Attitude, Not An Event
Turnarounds require rebuilding of broken trust, reestablishing of eternal principles and repairing of damaged relationships.
And, my fellow pastors, remember this. Sometimes the hardest and longest turnaround doesn't need to happen in the congregation, the board or the worship team.