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7 Good Questions Before You Hire For An Open Position

When you hire, make it your goal to achieve greater productivity as well as the health of your staff.

The COMPLETE Church Communicator’s Toolkit

Leveraging the right set of tools can help you be more efficient and productive. So here’s a church communicator's toolkit to help you ease or even cut through the noise.

Amy Edmondson: How to Tell If Your Workplace Is Psychologically Safe

Harvard professor Amy Edmondson, author of The Fearless Organization, challenged leaders to encourage innovation and to risk “intelligent failure” during her 2020 Global Leadership Summit message.

A Four-Step Action Plan for Churches and Non-Profits to Restore Finances Following the Pandemic

Charitable donations are often the first spending to be cut and the last to return during a financial crisis. Here are some ideas for churches to jumpstart their cash flow during such a time.

12 Questions That Bring Clarity to Your Church Finances

I've never coached or consulted a church that told me they had too much money. That's why these 12 questions to bring clarity to church finances are helpful for every church.

24 Ways To Expand Your Children’s Ministry Budget

Kathie Phillips gives some great ideas on how to make your kidmin budget go even further.

Mobile Church on a Shoe-String Budget – It CAN Be Done!

Several years ago, I helped transition our church from a single-site church to a 3-campus multisite church. One of our new locations was going...

Should a Church Show Individual Pastor and Staff Salaries in the Budget?

This question comes to the Church Answers’ team and me a few times a month. It often evokes some pretty strong emotions. Can a...

Buildings and Other Things Leaders Shape

There are moments in a ministry or organization that form the culture. Moments where there is clarity of belief or direction. Moments where memories are made. Moments where people are invited to internalize and commit to what is most important.

Church Finances: Why Giving Stays Strong While Attendance Drops in Churches

Here is a strange trend that may affect your church finances: While more than half of all churches are in some form of attendance decline, a segment of these declining churches experiences either stability in giving or an increase in giving at the same time people are leaving.

6 of the Best Pieces of Hiring Advice I Have Received

Look for people who are passionate about what they get to do more than they are passionate about what they will be called.

Behind on Your Church’s Budget: 7 Steps to Get Back on Track

Some churches will meet and exceed their budgets this year. But there are far more churches (maybe yours?) who will “just get by” or who won’t reach their church budget this year.

6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year

The best executive pastors sit at the intersection of vision and reality. That is to say, they spend their time balancing the bright future of the church on one hand and the facts of where the church is today on the other.

9 Things a Messy Church Building Says

There is one positive reason I can think of for a church having a messy church building, but I've failed to see that reason lived out in actuality.

Is it Wise to Hire Family Members?

We can all cite stories that are great examples of success, and stories that seem more like your worst nightmare.

5 Ways to Promote Your Church on a Tiny Budget

Do you want to invite more people to visit your church service or church event? Are you looking for the most cost-effective ways to advertise your church.

7 Major Warning Signs When Hiring Staff

Hiring someone to join your staff is one of the coolest things ever, and simultaneously can scare you spitless.

What You Need to Know About Mandated Reporting for Abuse

Many states require pastors and church leaders to report allegations of abuse. But many pastors don't feel confident they can follow the laws on abuse reporting. This video helps answer their questions about mandated reporting for abuse.

Building Your Church Emergency Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a church leader you’re responsible for the safety of those who come to your church, and that starts with having a church emergency plan in place.

12 Warning Signs of Potentially Bad Church Hires

No church wants to make a bad hire, but many do. Sometimes that happens despite search teams, elders, etc., doing their job well—but it also happens because the team ignores some warning signals.

Danny Gokey Talks ‘Jesus People,’ Greg Locke, Gavin Newsom, and Living...

ChurchLeaders met with award winning singer Danny Gokey just moments before he took the stage on the opening night of his “Jesus People” tour in Dayton, Ohio, to ask how he’d encourage Christians in today’s broken world and what he hopes God accomplishes throughout the tour.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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