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We all know that Christmas and Easter are times when people who typically don’t come to church will make the effort to attend a service.  This provides a great opportunity to minister to people who are missing family, thinking they should raise their children in church, or are looking for hope.  I’m sure your staff supports you in wanting to serve these people well over the holidays. However, the activities surrounding Christmas can put the»
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This week, the team talks about that all-important issue; relationships. How to build a better relationship with your wo»
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Photo courtesy of iStockphoto® It’s not collaborative. It’s not efficient. And it’s not Christ-honoring. It’s silo building – also referred to as empire building. And in my experience, it’s much too prevalent within churches.  In fact, its genesis is typically a staff member. Silo building (or empire building) has this kind of thinking associated with it: I need to gather up all the available resources (budget dollars, the best volu»
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It was my choice to recommend the student minister hire to our church’s personnel team. But the decision also had to be validated by the church membership. And the decision to hire the Pastor’s daughter as student minister came with some turmoil. I wanted the best student minister available to the church. And she was that. Yes, she was a female being considered for what has typically been a male role. And yes, she was the eldest daughter of m»
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Recently, a high-capacity volunteer I know declined a meeting invitation to attend a gathering of executive staff and other key volunteer leaders to discuss of all things, developing a volunteer culture at their church.  A proactive staff member called the volunteer and inquired about this person’s scheduled absence. The volunteer noted, “Everyone in that room […]
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Photo courtesy of iStockphoto® There’s a direct correlation between the person who interrupts others and monopolizes conversations, and where they’re placed on the organizational chart. And recent studies have shown that the more leadership responsibilities you have, the more likely you are to become that person. Daniel Goleman, in article for Harvard Business Review (December 2013) describes how conversation-monopolizers and conversation-in»
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A couple years into my role as Executive Pastor at my previous church, I saw a need to develop some staff values. These weren’t published for our church member’s consumption or developed for official use by our personnel team. These were merely created by and used for our staff, as a way of communicating practical expectations. Specifically, they provided a common language for ministry and accountability. We settled on four values to focus on»
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Most everyone knows the anticipation Clark Griswold felt waiting for his Christmas bonus in the movie Christmas Vacation. He had grand plans for the moneya pool for his family. We also know the disappointment Clark felt when his bonus ended up being a one-year membership to the “jelly of the month club.” As Cousin Eddie proclaimed, it was the gift “that keeps on giving.” What we desire for holiday gifts, and what we actually get is usuall»
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The following video was an interview with my Student Minister in the spring of 2011. It was never released on girlsminister.com but was seen exclusively at a Lifeway Girls Ministry Conference in order to help equip and contribute to the girls ministry conversation.  I believe that it is time to release this candid conversation to girlsminister.com.  And so without further adohere is segment 4. If you would like to catch the earlier segments, y»
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Has the slower US economy stretched our work force too thin and caused higher rates of burn out? According to a new survey, 1 in 5 employees are burned out from their job. The USA Today reported the findings just how people feel about their work: Since last year, the most significant growth in work [...]