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When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget
Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
Is it acceptable for the church's staff leadership to make the additional expenditures for the educational ministries, so long as total expenses do not exceed the total amount of expenses
Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
Some limited their growth to keep it more personal and intimate, some because a smaller size fit the skills and goals of the leadership, some because they felt it was the best way to
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
This line of thinking can be especially dangerous in church leadership because it can cause leaders to disregard the emotions of others and railroad everyone around them.
Want More Church Leaders? Look For A Servant’s Heart
It’s better and easier to encourage a servant to lead than to get a leader to serve.
Church LeadershipApril 20, 2018. Want More Church Leaders? Healthy churches find potential leaders by paying attention to people with a servant's heart first, leadership skills second.
No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn’t Need To Be Big And Scary
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps.
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps. Innovative MinistryJune 04, 2018.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
leading a nation. Jethro suggested that Moses appoint tribal leaders over the people as a way of distributing the leadership load (18:13–27). This story
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
list. Gone are the days when prospective pastors would go directly from college to seminary, and then straight into a senior church leadership role. Today
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
I am profoundly grateful for the women pastors and leaders at Tenth Church and their spectacular leadership! Your wise executive leadership, Christ
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
Then he continued, “For our group to reach more people, I'm going to ask some of you to consider moving into an apprentice leadership role and meeting with me on a weekly basis.
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
Of those it is difficult to think of any who have retained the same leadership team over decades of challenge and transition. This kind of stability does not happen by accident.
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
As a lead pastor of a church and a program director at a seminary, I have come to see that it is both an opportunity as well as a challenge to co-labor with men in leadership.
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
If so many barriers have been eliminated, why haven't the number of women and men in lead pastorates and denominational leadership positions equalized?
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
An experience I had a few years ago has become something of a parable for me whenever I think about pastoral leadership and such practical matters as money, fund-raising, and the