Hey, Fletch: Should We Use Time Cards for Pastors?
When work ethic comes into question, is documentation a suitable solution?
People work incredibly hard when they have a compelling vision. When people speak into the tactics of implementing that vision, they work even harder.
Hey, Fletch: A Board Member No Longer Gives to the Church
How to approach a board member who isn’t engaging with the church’s mission.
Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to email@example.com. I have a board member who wants a new vision and direction for our church.
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.
Innovative MinistryJune 04, 2018. No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn't Need To Be Big And Scary Does God's vision for our life, church and ministry have to be big to be real?
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ's kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting. Small Pastors We don't have a limited vision.
The Bunker Is My Refuge and Strength
What living next to a doomsday prepper taught me about loving my neighbor.
heart. Some form of biblical interpretation was the basis for Guy's vision. Amendment. No, at its base, Guy's vision pits me and my cross against my neighbors.
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
The vision in the creation narrative in Genesis is that of women and men created to work together as image bearers of God and coworkers tasked with caring for the earth.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Church leaders can help a congregation catch a vision for caring for vulnerable children by taking time to expound relevant parts of the Bible, of which there are many.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Some were indecisive. Others were jaded. Many couldn't imagine joining a congregation that didn't fit their ideal vision of church—one they hoped to implement right after graduation.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018. How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year. The editors of CTPastors.com. 0; tweet;
Want To Go Deeper And Wider? Underline New Stuff
I can’t gain new understanding of anything – even of the ideas I already agree with – if all I do is keep reinforcing old facts.
Instead of limiting our vision and our understanding we could deepen and widen it. No, this doesn't lead to changing what we believe about vital facts.
Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ’s purposes.
The ten year vision won't be realized. The Pastor's Role. But it's not our job to get a group of people to agree with us and carry out our vision. No matter how good that vision might be.
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
Is it okay if a pastor's calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind? When My Vision Doesn't Catch On.
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.
our congregants. It shows up in our vision casting, when guilt and shame are the primary motivators we appeal to in order to get people engaged. We
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
singleness. Chi Chi Okwu, senior church advisor with World Vision and former associate pastor, says, “It's hard not to let those messages get deep inside you.
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
We see possibility. We keep people tethered to the vision. We have tunnel vision, and we can miss other concerns that may need to be considered. Read as Single Page Page:12|Next.
How Vision Works
Principles from the story of Nehemiah.
How Vision Works. Principles from the story of Nehemiah. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool: Developing Vision Developing Vision BCLStore.com. Learn More.
To Change the World, Go Small
Don’t get sucked into the perpetual cycle of big-picture planning.
tool: Developing Vision Developing Vision BCLStore.com. Learn More. forward. Sharing a refined vision enlists support; now a new and exciting tomorrow awaits.
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
We are open to God working through others to shape our collective vision and vocation, acknowledging how every person brings gifts that can further God's enterprise in the world.