4 Ways to Stay in Ministry Longer

27 Jun

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 »

Are You Being Bullied?

13 Dec

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 »

Good church governance

16 May

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 »

Three Marks of Healthy Congregations

8 Dec

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 »

Pastoral Ministry is tough work

11 Apr

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).

Leadership as self-differentiation

19 Apr

I have been greatly helped in leadership training and consultancy work by the insights of Family Systems Theory.  Have a look at this great short video by Jonathan Camp on Leadership as Differentiation from a System’s Theory perspective. 

On Quiet Leadership

13 Jul

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 … Read More »

Good Governance

1 Jul

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.   … Read More »