Month: October 2014

Building Your Team – Part 3

As we consider the best approaches to building your team, there’s one idea that will make all the difference for you and your ministry. If you’re going to have a healthy, successful ministry team, you must learn to recruit ahead of need. You see, too many pastors find themselves searching for the “right” person within

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Building Your Team – Part 2

A few days ago, I found myself sitting at dinner with a now wiser, young pastor as he was recounting a recent error he’d made. Desperately in need of more people to aid his church’s hospitality effort, He had made a general announcement and placed a request for help in the church bulletin. In short

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Building Your Team – Part 1

No one can do ministry alone—at least not for long and not with any real enduring effectiveness. Wise church leaders know that you have to build a team. In today’s church, burnout and exhaustion leave many pastors staggering and struggling to keep pace with the expectations and demands that confront them. The need for more

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Dealing with Difficult People – Part 6

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at some of the challenging personalities pastors must learn to manage effectively. These are the people that can bring difficulty to even the most seasoned leader, and if they are handled poorly, can spread that difficulty to the entire church. So we’ve talked about the “Volcano”

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