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Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
The church's written core values clearly stated the organization expected staff to have “proven character and proven ministry.” Yet here was Peter, assembling a superior product on the
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
Similarly, a personal brand is the distinctive way someone desires to be seen by others, often emphasizing their positive attributes, such as their strengths, values, skills, and abilities.
Are Your Church IT Policies Too Restrictive?
Promote collaboration across church staff with these key reminders.
Remember the common goal. Every staff member who works at your church has these values in common: they love your church, and they love Christ.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
most significant distinguishing mark of US Christianity is the pervasive individualism that saturates the culture and the church, which differs from the community centered values in other
Six Tips for Taking Center Stage
Make a smooth transition from associate to lead pastor.
They feel guilt, shame and anxiety over claiming “I'm worth this.” Successful people know what matters most to them—their priorities, values, concerns, and their mission and purpose.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
Whether we are Mexicans or Americans, Syrians or Egyptians, language, values, and cultural traditions connect, identify, and give us a sense of belonging.
6 Symptoms of Church Ministry Silos
And ways to help cure this type of disunity.
1. Share the mission, vision, and values of the church. Allowing each ministry to develop its own values, vision, or mission statements fuels silo thinking. 2. Get rid of sub-ministry brands.
Diagnosing and Changing Church Culture
What you need to know about your past to move forward
Founders' Values. The most important source of organizational culture is the beliefs, values, and assumptions of an organization's founders. Learned Values.
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
Our leadership set about defining our core values. Intentionally living out our primary values allowed us to exceed the limitations of setting and striving toward goals.
How Culture Affects Our Expectations of Leaders
Gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic biases affect how we lead and follow.
followers. It is also anchored in values of hierarchy. These questions go back to issues of culture—not at the level of behavior but at the level of values. There
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture
She agreed wholeheartedly with the values communicated during the interview, plus the vision was inspiring. Impressive, she thought. The middle layer consists of espoused values.
How to Get People to Respect Your Leadership
Start by making a believer of yourself.
never say these thoughts to someone you love, and they are rarely, if ever, compatible with what you know to be true about God's love for you and the way he sees and values you, his
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
in their space of worship. When we meet like this, we are saying to people, “Your church sees you and values your need!”. At Calvary Memorial, there
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
We might be surprised to find that some of the values we hold most dearly are often a result of our cultural and childhood upbringing and have very little to do with what the Bible actually
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
away. This side of me longs for healing, but is afraid and ashamed. Everyone, including myself, responds to, values, and regards the Jairus in me. Who
Is Having It All Worth Having?
Three practices that help me focus on what matters.
When we stop judging ourselves by the world's values, we can stop the endless striving for more. God promises to give us all we need for all he has called us to do.