Leaders Say They're Sorry

by Jonathan Cliff If love means never having to say you’re sorry, leadership means always having to say you’re sorry. I am a confident person. I lean towards over-confidence. When that leaning leans into those around me, I hurt people. When I hurt people I need to say...

5 Questions Every Church Should be Wrestling With Today

by Matt McKee Pastors, leaders, volunteers, and yes even you who just sit in the pew, what are the main questions that you are struggling with and wrestling over as a church? I hope it is not the color of the carpet or trying to decide who is bringing the chicken to...

Before the Interview

by David Lyons What can you do in order to make the best hiring decisions? How do you ensure that you recruit the right person to fill an important role in your church? Remember, hiring right is far better than hiring fast or hiring wrong. One important aspect of the...

What Does Church Culture Have to do With Hiring a Pastor? A lot.

by David Lyons We’ve all heard stories of a church that hired a “great candidate” for a position only to find out that both parties are miserable in short order. One common reason is the church and/or candidate never checked to make sure there was a good cultural fit....

Why a Culture Fit is Important

by David Lyons You may be thinking, If a candidate has great qualifications, why should a cultural fit matter? Just because a candidate has excellent qualifications, experience, and even the same doctrinal beliefs, does not mean that they are the right candidate for...

When People Walk Away

by Michael Bayne It’s very hard to watch people walk away from the ministry, organization, or church you lead. People are going to walk away and for many reasons. What matters most when people leave is how we respond. When I think about people leaving the ministry I...
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