By Charles Stone on Sep 6, 2016
Recently our church staff held our annual in-house evaluation retreat when we reviewed the prior year’s goals and plans. God had given us a good year and we wanted not only to discuss how we could improve, but rejoice in His blessings.
By Ron Edmondson on Mar 14, 2017
Getting a new person started in a good way is probably equal to finding the right people – especially if we hope to keep them.
By Charles Stone on Aug 7, 2017
Several months ago I began something with our staff that has been a huge hit. It’s simple. Any staff can do it, whether in a church or a business application. And it boosts staff morale and excitement when we do it. I encourage you to try it with your staff. It’s called a “Blue Sky Thinking” morning.
By Josh Griffin on Feb 1, 2018
Veteran youth director Josh Griffin gives seasoned advice to senior pastors on developing their relationship with their youth ministry leader.
By Brandon Cox on Aug 5, 2017
"Eliminate friction!!" That’s the goal most of us have when it comes to leading a team, or a church, or a company. But what if friction is actually the key to getting things moving in the right direction?
By Charles Stone on Oct 16, 2017
Andy Stanley's 5 questions that are deeply telling about a church’s direction and impact.
By Perry Noble on Feb 10, 2018
Perry Noble shares his seven-step philosophy on message preparation that has served his church and staff well.
By Pete Wilson on Sep 15, 2011
Pete Wilson: "Don’t make controversial statements the church staff is going to have to clean up later."
By Chuck Fromm on Mar 15, 2010
Worship Leader magazine editor Chuck Fromm discusses the key imperative in a pastor establishing a meaningful relationship with his/her worship leader and team.
By Charles Stone on May 6, 2016
Here are a helpful set of questions about effective leadership pastors should ask themselves and ask about those who serve on their staff.
By Jonathan Herron on Sep 14, 2016
What do you do if you’re a frustrated support staff member of a visionless church? Do you try to change things from within?
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Lane Sebring on Aug 26, 2016
Recently my church hosted a leadership conference to encourage and equip our lay leaders and staff. One of the speakers at the event, Nikki, impacted me with her engaging presentation.
By Jim Morgan on Sep 12, 2016
Redefining members (not pastors and staff) as the “church” and the community (not members) as the “customer” would reverse the lens through which churches evaluate nearly every decision they make today.
By Lisa Eifert on Jul 11, 2016
What strikes simultaneous fear and joy in the hearts of church staff and volunteers this time of year? Yep, you guessed it, Vacation Bible School (VBS). Anyone who has been a part of planning VBS knows the vast amount of time, resources and imagination that go into making these events memorable experiences for kids.