Leading Healthy Teams is one of the key challenges of contemporary ministry. In this session we will be working through aspects of team life and especially facilitating team leadership. Notes and Resources are listed below.
I am enjoying being home in Tasmania but able to work with lay leaders today in the Diocese of Grafton. This year’s conference is a little different working over ZOOM. Hope it all goes smoothly and well. In the section … Read More »
Following are 10 components of resilience with development strategies for times of adversity like COVID-19. What we are experiencing with COVID-19 and its implications for community life is not just higher stress, it is unusual adversity. This requires more … Read More »
COVID-19 is creating significant adversity in ministry and leadership. As I talk with pastors, there are 10 ways in which this impact is being felt. Pastoral load is significantly increasing because of the pandemicMany church members are anxious and … Read More »
A checklist on how to start well in a new church Take the time to listen and learn Give yourself a 90 day to 9 month listening, learning and observing period while you build trust and connect with the church … Read More »
Ancient Greece expressed much of its psychological and spiritual wisdom inside their myths. They didn’t intend these to be taken literally or as historical, but as metaphor and as an archetypal illustration of why life is as it is and … Read More »
June 25, 2017 By Judy Colegrove http://pastors.com/4-ways-to-stay-in-ministry-longer Burnout is a very real problem for many ministry leaders. I know because I’ve been there. If you aren’t careful, burnout can be a devastating experience that could lead to quitting ministry altogether. … Read More »
This is an important topic, which every church needs to think about. Re-posted from http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/are-you-being-bullied/ by Sarai Rice Many ministers, male as well as female, have experienced bullying. We tend to excuse it—“every congregation has someone like this”—or think we … Read More »
A Sabbatical Guide For Pastors Bill Gaultiere First posted on April 29, 2016 from http://www.soulshepherding.org/2016/04/sabbatical-guide-pastors/ This Sabbatical Guide is for pastors and other Christian workers on the mission field, in education, or in the nonprofit sector. I hope this guide … Read More »
A great post from Dan Hotchkiss originally athttp://www.congregationalconsulting.org/governing-board-good/ What Should a Governing Board Be Good At? by Dan Hotchkiss © 2007 Scott Maxwell, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Many people dread board meetings, and for good reason. Boards spend … Read More »
Reposted from http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/three-marks-of-healthy-congregations/ by David Brubaker Last fall, I wrote about three consistent traits of effective congregational and organizational leaders—whether lay or ordained. I’ve also noticed that healthy congregations share three characteristics that over time produce effective internal community and … Read More »
I spend quite a bit of time working with teams that are reflecting on their health as a group. This is the latest version of 12 Key Dynamics of Effective Teams: At the end of the post there are links … Read More »
The May 2015 BUV Gathering continued this Saturday at New Hope Baptist church where I was invited to share on some reflections on Church Governance in two sessions. The notes and resources follow:
I enjoyed our discussion today around the issues of pastors and priorities at the BUV Pastor’s ‘nourish’ conference as part of the May Gathering.
These 10 major roles are the usual breakdown of responsibilities for the Senior Pastor’s / Minister’s position description in a multi-staff church. Churches with differing styles of ministry have different levels of expectation around these roles and different levels of … Read More »
A helpful way to reflect on the stress associated with change in roles and circumstances is to think through a simple process we call a ‘gaps and overlaps’ analysis. A gaps and overlaps scenario can unfold in several ways; a … Read More »
On the 6th September, I was able to work alongside John Morse from Tabor College and participate in the layered learning evens for the Salvation Army in Tasmania. Last Saturday, the teaching program was repeated in Launceston. I integrated John’s … Read More »
Australian Christian Mentoring Conference 2014
http://brianmclaren.net/archives/blog/a-prayer-for-pastors-on-easter.html A prayer for pastors on Easter Dear Lord, I pray for all the pastors today Who will feel enormous pressure to have their sermon Match the greatness of the subject and will surely feel they have failed. (I pray … Read More »
http://www.intothyword.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=36562 Reposted from Into Thy Word Statistics on Pastors By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir What is Going on with the Pastors in America? Here are some startling statistics on pastors; FASICLD (Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development).
I enjoyed the opportunity to visit Adelaide this week and give a series of seminars to elders and pastors involved with Baptist churches. It was great to see some friends I have not seen for many years.
Published on 4 March, 2014 by tim in leadership formation I enjoyed breakfast at Venue 101, Amberly Park this morning with a group of Christian Leaders from the Casey Pastors Network. We looked at burnout and Christian Leadership under the … Read More »
Ephesians 4:25-32 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do … Read More »
Having just come back from the Safe as Churches conference and assisted two different Christian organisations with Safe Ministry process in the last two weeks, I thought I would put pen to paper or fingers to keys and get a … Read More »
This morning I have been pondering Hebrews 13:17. It is quite a revealing passage on leadership. The focus is on how to follow a person who leads in the church. The current NIV renders this verse: Have confidence in your … Read More »
I have appreciated Dr Larry Perkins’ reflections on leadership in the New Testament. He has a range of excellent articles that have appeared in his blog. Here are some links to the main articles. The Shepherd motif – Pastoring (Ephesians … Read More »
I am often asked about Sabbaticals as they have been an important part of my own leadership journey. Here are some resources I commonly point leaders to when they are wanting to explore the idea of Sabbath and Sabbaticals. … Read More »
One of the ways to ensure a Sabbatical is an intentional and worthwhile time is to form a covenant which is agreed with the church / organisation as part of the planning. I formed the last one I used around … Read More »
A sabbatical is extended leave taken for the purposes of renewal of vision, refreshment of ministry, or enrichment of leadership. Sabbaticals are a minimum of 6 weeks, often 3-4 months and up to a year. Sabbatical leave is an opportunity … Read More »