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8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
for God. In my home church the women on our elder board bring clarity, wisdom, and great insight to every discussion we have together as leaders. I
Why Your Salary May Not Be All You Want It to Be
A church administrator’s perspective.
and helping set salaries for dozens of church staff members, I've learned that setting compensation fairly is one of the most difficult tasks for church administrators and board members.
Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified.
I thought of multiple sermons I had to write for the remaining services in the Advent season, the parties to host for my board and staff, plus all the upcoming midwife appointments and
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
and scratched. There it was―two sentences from our church treasurer informing me of a meeting to be held with the church board the next day. It was
Paying Your Pastor
Tips and insights for setting compensation
Say you are on a church board and you're trying to hire a new pastor. The church board has to ask, “Do we want to pay below market or do we want to pay more?".
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
position in the church. Before coming on board, Tracey was the only female teaching pastor, but with me, there were now two of us. Tracey could have
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.
How to Recognize and Confront Fraud
Two telltale signs, and the best and worst ways to respond to suspected stealing.
if someone suspects fraud by a pastor, church leader, or ministry leader, that person would know the best person to report that suspicious activity to, like a designated board member or
How to Keep Your Meetings Short
The secret to making meetings brief and efficient.
Not all motions or topics need to be discussed. Sometimes—more often than you might think—members of a board, committee, or even a larger group are already in agreement.
Why Taking Minutes Is a “Must”
Here are 4 reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
minutes. State Laws: Most (if not all) states require corporations to keep minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of directors, and committees.
Church Cell Tower Leases and Zoning Laws
How to navigate the process smoothly and with minimal problems.
community. Around 22 or 23 years ago in Scarsdale, New York, I wrote the first wireless ordinance between the industry and local zoning board. Scarsdale
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
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
We had a retreat weekend for our board members, and one of the sessions focused on the profile of a “typical” urban Catholic parish in the United States.
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
of life. They discuss strategy, rally the troops to talk about an upcoming event, and meet with the deacon board to plan a building expansion. There are