Churches frequently contact us for help with their organizational structure. As a leader, it’s easy to see when something is off in this area. “People problems” are hard to miss, but they’re rarely simple to fix. That’s because how your church staff is structured actually sets the stage for how your team can accomplish the mission together. Structuring a team for health and growth may not come naturally, but there are some basic principles we believe any church leader can learn.
Some pastors believe they are the only ones who can get vision from God for their churches. Here are some observations I have about these pastors and the churches they lead.
I always like to take a look back at the conversations we had throughout the year that really resonated with readers. From church staffing, to money, to leadership to preaching, these were the top 10 articles of 2017 on my site.
I’ve been writing about common biblical principles that I see healthy businesses practice and stuck churches tend to avoid. This is important.
I started thinking we should get the trends we’re seeing out to church leaders more frequently. My gut says you’ll be interested.
Nearly every church has a “What We Believe” section of its website. Most of them are full of statements only other Christians — usually Christians from the same denomination — would understand or even care about…
How well are you managing your church brand? “Brand Architecture” isn’t a term you hear often in the church world, but it’s a concept you experience.
When there is so much to do, we often don’t know where to start. Establishing these four simple rules will lead your team to effective church communication.
The effects of bad stress are obvious. I had reasoned that good stress was acceptable and a part of the job. But the truth is that stress, whether brought about by good times or bad, has the same effect on your physical and spiritual health. Here are 4 principles to help you remove stress from your ministry.
Fear makes people do crazy things. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of the people I care about are carrying extra tension on a daily basis. It seems the level of anxiety is bubbling up around us and, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have an opportunity to help bring peace to those around you by the way you respond.
Do you take time to look back and review the wins from the previous year as you move into a new one? Here’s what I discovered looking back at 2016. There’s a lot to celebrate here.
Let me introduce you to Priscilla. She’s been my mother-in-law for over 25 years. She’s a special woman for many reasons. There’s one particular characteristic of hers, though, that makes her rather remarkable. It’s the basis for what I’ve started to refer to as The Priscilla Principle.