5 Signs You're a Boss and Not a Leader

by Matt McKee I don’t like the word boss. It has an implication of domination, superiority, and arrogance. Think of it in terms of the adjective “bossy” – controlling, arrogant, overbearing. If you have to say you’re the boss, then you have already lost. I prefer to...

5 Signs You’re a Boss and Not a Leader

by Matt McKee I don’t like the word boss. It has an implication of domination, superiority, and arrogance. Think of it in terms of the adjective “bossy” – controlling, arrogant, overbearing. If you have to say you’re the boss, then you have already lost. I prefer to...

Seeking God’s Will During the Hiring Process

by David Lyons The search process, with all of its evaluations, needs assessments, budgets, and procedures, can come across as clinical sometimes. For this reason, I want to reassure you that the entire process of staffing your church or ministry should not neglect...

Profiling the Candidate

by David Lyons Too often a church doesn’t have a clear picture in mind of the type of person they need or are looking to fill a role. During the Discovery Phase, writing a narrative that describes the person you are looking for can be a big help. This involves getting...

The Discovery Phase

by David Lyons Before you begin the process of getting the word out about your open position, there are several items to consider. This is called the Discovery Phase or sometimes a needs assessment. During this phase, a church must compile all the information...

Eight Implications of Aging Boomer Pastors and Church Staff

by Thom Rainer On January 1, 2011, the first baby boomers turned 65. On that day, 10,000 boomers reached that milestone. In fact, 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day, and will continue to do so for a total of 19 consecutive years. The implications are staggering...
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