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Posted by Meredith Mohr on 10/16/17 7:00 AM

3 Tips For Multigenerational Church Staffs To Work Together Efficiently

There is a lot of value in having team members of many generations on a staff. Multiple generations means multiple perspectives, which ultimately means a broader outlook on how to tackle a problem or get a job done. I came from a setting where I was one of a handful of millennials on a staff of many more Generation X’ers. I now work in an environment where I am one of many millennials on a staff with only a handful of Generation X’ers.

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Posted by Katie Bivens on 10/5/17 7:01 AM

4 Ways For Pastors To Increase Church Volunteer Service

I wish I could say organizing volunteers is like asking a kid if they want candy. The truth is, in today’s fast-paced, convenience-driven economy, finding volunteers to freely give of their time to fulfill ministry opportunities can be challenging at times.

One of the biggest myths of church volunteer participation is that people don’t want to give their time. Pastors, your congregation will follow you into service simply out of obedience in their submissiveness to follow you as you follow the Lord. If they were not willing to follow you, then they wouldn’t be a part of your congregation. All this to say, typically a lack of volunteer participation doesn't have anything to do with the willingness to serve.

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Posted by Byron Bray II on 10/4/17 7:01 AM

Why You Should Let Your Audience Use Their Smartphones This Sunday

If it were possible to ban the usage of smartphones in your Sunday service, would you do it?

In our smartphone-dominated world, it's now harder than ever before to keep an audience’s attention. As a pastor, I'm sure it’s not uncommon to see your congregation stare at their phone for social media feeds, text messages, and emails in the middle of a sermon.

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Posted by Yidan Wang on 9/28/17 7:00 AM

What Every Church Leader Wants, But Not What Every Church Leader Gets

I have a pretty cool job.

Nearly every day I get to sit across the table from pastors and church leaders. I listen to their stories. I hear about their dreams. We talk about what is next for their families.

Many of them are contemplating leaving their church. They are thinking about moving to another ministry opportunity. There are many reasons I hear:

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Posted by Tim Stevens on 9/27/17 7:00 AM

How To Transition From Staff-Led To Volunteer-Led Culture

If you are reading this, take heart, you are not alone. Many pastors have tried to make this seemingly impossible shift from staff-led ministry to volunteer-led ministry. Some have crashed and burned, others have gracefully succeeded. How did they do it?           

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Posted by Bob Sutton on 9/25/17 7:00 AM

3 Reasons Why Your Church Staff Team Needs An Office

For many churches, especially young church plants, having a place to call a workspace can be tough to come by.  Young churches and portable churches tend to rely on technology to keep their teams connected, but I think there is a relevant case for having your team all in one place. Here are 3 of the best reasons.

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Posted by David Fantin on 9/21/17 7:00 AM

7 Crucial Components Of A Church Residency Program

Many churches now offer internship opportunities or residency programs to help develop future ministry leaders. These programs can range in focus from high school students to young adults to even more advanced adults for church-planting or missions-related programs. 

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Posted by Katie Chapman on 9/20/17 7:00 AM

How Your Church Can Help With Disaster Relief In Another City

As a resident of Houston, which was truly ravaged by Hurricane Harvey a little over a week ago, I’ve been inundated with concern from friends from out of town, and questions on how best to help. After spending the last week helping with recovery, hearing about friends’ and family’s experiences with disaster relief organizations, making my own observations, and doing a little research, I’ve gained some new perspective on the most effective ways that you can help if you don’t live in the affected area.

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Posted by Sarah Hogan on 9/13/17 7:00 AM

How To Develop A Compelling Vision For Your Organization

In our work as Search Consultants, we spend a lot of time with churches and faith-based organizations learning about their mission, vision, values and organizational culture. 

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Posted by Jay Mitchell on 9/7/17 7:00 AM

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