Category: General Leadership

The 7 Essential Purposes of the Church Board

One of the things I’ve seen for years, in working with pastors and church boards, is the frequent lack of understanding of the real purpose of the board. Why does it even exist? For the wise and discerning pastor and…

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How Self-Policing Can Help a Negative Church Board Member Become Positive

What in the world do you do with a church board member who goes sideways in a meeting? How can you help that negative church board member become positive? Here’s an idea.  How about the church board self-police?  Ever heard…

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How to Set the Pastor’s Salary and Benefits

Today, we’re going to dissect the issue of a pastor’s salary and benefits; how to set it and establish the best possible compensation for the pastor. I can tell you one thing for sure; it is almost universal that this…

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Church Government: Democracy vs Theocracy?

Not sure how it is in other parts of the world, but here in the U.S. we now live in a 24/7/365 election cycle. This election cycle is what keeps the wheels turning just west of the Atlantic Ocean. Some…

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21 Ways Church Audio Directors Can Serve Lead Pastors

One of the most important aspects of every weekend is the “sound guy” at your church. He or she plays a major role in every component of the church service, whether it’s worship, announcements, prayer time, preaching, or the response…

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How Your Family Can Compliment Your Ministry

  Ever heard it said, “family works against ministry” or “ministry works against family?” I have … and it saddens me every time I hear it. The Hardy’s have experienced it where ministry clearly complimented our family. We celebrated that….

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What the Four Generations of Faith Mean for Your Ministry

  While no family is guaranteed the children in the home will follow Jesus, I believe there is an awareness all of us can have as we raise them that will help to this end. I know Tony Evans and…

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How to Prioritize Commitments With So Many Demands for Your Time

  Priorities – The fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than another. Commitments – A pledge or promise; an obligation. Now let’s put these two together. Prioritizing Commitments – The fact or condition of one…

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How to Maintain a Sense of Church & Family Balance

  I have heard this question forever in ministry, “how do I balance church and family?” It is as if there is some magical scale out there that can be had that creates smooth sailing for pastors and church leaders…

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5 Steps to Translate What You Preach Into How You Live

Ever heard this one, “I’m not joining that church because everyone, including the pastor, is a hypocrite?” Of course, those of us inside the church are all too happy to tell that joker to join anyway because one more (them)…

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