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4 Critical Roles of Church Administration

Church administration is the place where the church demonstrates the gospel message and priorities. Church administration is where the church walks the walk in a way that supports the gospel talk.

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.

7 Keys to Productivity for Pastors

Staying productive is key to being a pastor. With the right tools and strategies, you can save time on communications and administrative work, accomplish your goals, and ultimately, do more to advance the Kingdom of God.

5 Results Every Pastor and Church Desires From a Building Project

No matter what size of building project, the responsibility of your building partner is to help you navigate all the hurdles, obstacles, and challenges with as little interruption to your main focus – ministry – as possible.

The Absence of Trust : 4 Keys To Rebuild When It’s Broken

Trust is foundational to all communal endeavors—whether they revolve around accomplishing an organizational objective, or making a marriage work. In the absence of trust, your team cannot succeed.

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.

7 Types of Questions to Ask During an Interview

Every church comes to that important moment in their growth where they begin hiring staff. When a church is small, a bad hire can...

7 Skills for Effective Church Administration

I believe there are some helpful skills for those who want to lead in church administration to not only care for and disciple the people in the church now, but actually grow and be healthy at the same time

John Piper: Turn God’s Promises Into Prayers for a Non-Christian Spouse

On the October 3 episode of “Ask Pastor John,” theologian John Piper offers encouraging words to a listener who, for years, has asked his ministry the same short, powerful question: “How do I pray for my husband to be saved?”

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.

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.

You Can Recover From Burnout: 12 Keys to Finding Your New Normal

To recover from burnout and overwhelm, you need better patterns, not just a better attitude.

99 Questions for Hiring a Worship Pastor

What I have found over the years through consulting and numerous conversations with senior pastors and executive pastors is that they simply don’t know what to ask when hiring a worship pastor.

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?

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

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.

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?

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.

Chuck Swindoll, 89, Moves to Founding Role at Stonebriar; Jonathan Murphy...

Chuck Swindoll will become the founding pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, with Jonathan Murphy stepping into the senior pastor role, the church announced.

David Ashcraft on the Surprising, ‘Deep Emotions’ He Felt Stepping Down...

David Ashcraft joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how leadership has changed, how pastors can leave their churches better than they found them, and the startling emotions he felt when he stepped down as senior pastor.

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