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True Organizational Change Requires a Little Chaos

The process of organizing the business keeps you in business. Unfortunately, organizational change can just as quickly be the beginning of the end

If You Understand Inflation You Can Protect Your Church

Although in the local church world, we may not see its impact right away, it is going to affect your church and mine. Does your church leadership understand inflation?

My First Four Lessons as an Executive Pastor

Do you know the distinguishing differences between being the leader and supporting the leader?

7 Church Hiring Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands

I firmly believe that if you take these recruiting tips and apply them—and avoid the hiring pitfalls—you will literally save more than $100K in the long run.

Asking for a Raise … 10 Tips Your Executive Pastor Wants You to Know

Don’t Say These 5 Things When Asking Your Executive Pastor for a Raise

I HATE Bad Policies – Don’t You?

It is my firm conviction that many organizations (especially churches) have  bad policies that need to improve. And, most likely, some policies that simply need to disappear.

The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Solutions

It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. (That is what one company was charging for their smallest system.) It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.

Church Hiring Practices vs Software Platform Policies

Many IT solution providers require churches and ministries to certify that they do not discriminate in their employment or hiring practices as a condition of qualifying for a donation from that provider in the form of a heavily discounted charity license.

8 Hiring Red Flags for New Church Staff

in recent years, churches and recruiting firms have developed a keen sense of hiring red flags during the recruiting process that relate to whether a candidate is a good fit for your church or not.

4 Reasons I Hate Church Policies

When I got to one job church we had a church policy – voted on by the church in a business meeting at some point – on folded chairs.

8 Reasons Why Your ChMS Isn’t Working

When your ChMS isn’t aligned with your ministry processes, you are limited in your ability to stay connected between Sundays.

14 Principles Of Effective Church Administration

Dr. Dwight Riddick's remark was “Operate the church like a business? Yes, but elevate that. Operate the church like the Bible says.  Good businesses get their ideas from the Bible. If the church does good Bible, it will do good business.” That's effective church administration.

5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church Finances

Should pastors be involved in church finances? Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches and believe there are the five primary church finance mistakes pastors make.

3 Places Your Pastoral Skills Must Be at Least Average

You must be at least average in these important pastoral skills or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths.

How to Share Your Church Financial Report With the Congregation

Like any family, the church needs money to take care of its members and to do its job with a church financial report to congregation.

Post COVID-19: Is the Church Collection Plate a Thing of the Past?

Long before the pandemic hit, many churches in America had already shifted to online giving, so when the lockdown began, the lack of physical attendance had little impact on their donations. What is happening to the church collection plate?

Jesus Never Told Us to Fill Church Buildings

Jesus didn’t tell us to “work really hard to gather people into large crowds to fill up your church buildings. Then I’ll know that you love me.”

Are Pastors Mandated Reporters Regarding Child Abuse?

Are pastors mandated reporters regarding child abuse? The laws vary by state, and some states are even in the process of changing their laws. Here's what you need to know if you work in a church.

Does YOUR Church Have Social Media Guidelines (You Should!)

Do you have social media guidelines for your church/staff? You should. Unfortunately, as this is such new territory for churches, few do.

5 GTD Apps to Simplify Your Processes

“Getting Things Done” isn’t about being superhuman. It’s about having the right tools and using them effectively. With GTD apps, it’s more Batman than Superman.

‘Lord I Lift Your Name on High?’ Oakland Church Sues Police...

Zide Door in Oakland is suing police and the city over a raid of their facility, in which authorities confiscated $200,000 of cannabis and psychedelic mushrooms. Zide Door distributes the drugs to church members. 

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

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