What You Need to Know About Compensation Surveys
Used correctly, good surveys are helpful tools for setting fair and reasonable compensation.
competitive wages. Salary survey data can also be used by church leadership to plan for growth and for recruiting new, high-performing talent. Here
3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider
The people you need to keep in the know when creating financial statements.
church. For example, if the church is doing well financially, members will generally place more confidence in the abilities of the church's leadership. They
Abuse Claims Again the Top Reason Churches Go to Court
Analysis of 2017 data also shows property disputes, zoning issues among the top problems.
do something. What can you do if you find yourself in that position? Raise the warning with your church leadership using this data. Advocate for regular
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
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Alan Fadling's book was the perspective I very much needed: a clear, hope-filled, and accessible invitation to a restful, yet fruitful, posture of leadership.
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.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
re gone? For those of us who feel a sense of scarcity in terms of local leadership, these practical concerns can paralyze us. Perceptions. But vacation
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
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Before I began any formal leadership role in the local church, I immersed myself in volunteer ministry by serving with middle school students in the youth program.
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
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
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
No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.
email; print. One of the airtight principles of church leadership is that you can tell what a church's priorities are by looking at where they allocate their funds.
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.
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
As I witness the resignation of the elder board and the exodus of senior leadership, I can only pray and grieve for the people of Willow Creek for the days ahead.