Month: May 2014

Subject to Change – Part 3

“Pastor doesn’t care about us…he’s only interested in new people…” “Those people have no concern for others…they just want everything to be the way they like it….” “Pastor’s just trying to make a name for himself so some bigger church will call him and pay him more money…” “No wonder the last pastor left. These

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Subject to Change – Part 2

The slightly ornery phrasing of this set of blogs suggests that being on the receiving end of change isn’t always fun. But, my intent is to suggest that those in the pew have some real input to offer to their shepherd as he leads them toward a new day, a reality I have discovered to be true again and

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Subject to Change – Part 1

I peeked behind the curtain… No, this is not a confession of some sort of voyeuristic escapade. I’m a Midwesterner, and peeking behind the curtain is a euphemism that means we like to uncover the real story, see what’s happening beyond what’s visible, or crack the code to see how things work. You might remember

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The “DOs” of Recruiting – Part 4

What does effective training look like in local church ministry? Frankly, I’ve seen a variety of such efforts from the once-a-year conferences pastors pack vans to attend with their workers to the 20-minute ministry orientations that help someone know the specifics of the task they’ve been asked to do. Now, I’ sure there’s no training

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