13 Dec

Are You Being Bullied?

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...
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16 May

Good church governance

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...
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8 Dec

Three Marks of Healthy Congregations

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...
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11 Apr

Pastoral Ministry is tough work

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...
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13 Jul

On Quiet Leadership

Reposted from the Jesus Creed – Guest post by Brian Harris VOSE If you have ever ruled yourself out as a leader because you aren’t a dynamic, upfront person, you might find Badaracco’s Leading Quietly liberating. Badaracco has made a...
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1 Jul

Good Governance

Good governance begins with clear differentiated roles for the pastoral staff and for the church board.  It understands the different bases of authority within a church and allows these to create structures and systems which serve the church and community.  ...
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