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How to Start the Salary Negotiation Process
Tips for approaching conversations about compensation.
That's especially true when it comes to negotiating their own compensation, says David Fletcher, executive pastor of First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, California.
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
otherwise would have been. At the end of the service, the pastor announced everyone in attendance would receive a free book. My family picked up
When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor
Even if the church is large and growing, it can be hard when people leave. But when the church is small, each loss is much more painful.
Christian UnityJanuary 19, 2018. When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor The collective pain from years of those departures can wear a pastor down.
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
For instance, if you are on the worship team, you might approach the worship pastor for mentoring on a specific aspect of worship leading. Or, as the
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
One – The “Perfect” Pastor. You do your work with a commitment to giving the best you have to offer. You take meeting. Two – The Generous Pastor. You
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn't matter who the pastor was. The Rise Of The Pastor.
Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
Big churches need clear mission statements, regularly repeated, taught and reinforced because the pastor or a pastoral representative cannot be physically present at most events or
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
of 4. Image: mel-nik/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print. A few years ago, my husband and I moved from Missouri to Idaho to pastor a church. Having spent approximately
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“Our triune God is.”. A job as demanding as counseling requires perspective, says Elliott Anderson, an ordained pastor and therapist for a quarter-century.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression. What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope. The Myth of the “Depression Proof” Pastor.
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul? Christian
How to Make Finding a Mentor Less Awkward
Three shifts in the way I thought about mentoring freed me.
Finding a small window in my schedule, I was able to join a coffee date with a few pastor friends whom I know I can call or text when I have hit a wall or need some guidance.
Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor
The disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
Small Church MinistryNovember 24, 2017. Only In a Small Church: Face Time With the Pastor I've never been able to meet one-on- one with a pastor. This is just what I need!”.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas. So don't just give your pastor a paperback or an Amazon gift card. Give your pastor a book-buying experience. Here's how it might work.
Pastors Who Have Flamed Out, Traded Down, Or Stayed Strong
We seldom celebrate consistency, integrity and humility as much as we should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
The list of those who've flamed out is tragic and obvious. The pastor who was caught in one or more sexual affairs; The pastor whose marriage ended from abuse or neglect;
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role. A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches. Interview with