Pt. 4: Pay Deacons, Not Elders
If you haven't unsubscribed to this depressing series of blogs, my hat is off to you. We have been talking about how much we..
Pt. 3: Hiring From the Outside
When you hire from the outside, prepare to pony up. This is part three of a four-part series on hiring staff in a bad economy. In..
Pt. 2: Raising Salaries
This is the second in a series of blogs that we began last week, called Staffing in a Bad Economy. Most of our churches are in..
Pt. 1: Leadership Development
I had a coaching call today with an Executive Pastor in Texas. He was asking me about what I thought the future of staffing was..
Preaching has never been more important.
I've been a pastor for 20 years and for 20 years I have heard people say that preaching is dead. Whether those people were..
Change Has Come
We have been telling you for two years now that the world is changing and that you have to change with it. I believe that now..
I’ve admitted before that I don’t enjoy the summertime. I don’t like being hot, my schedule gets all messed up and I feel the..
We've Got to Move Faster
I have a speed problem and I always have. I walk too fast, I move too fast and I make decisions too fast. I was in San Francisco..
What Do You Want?
Any time I coach a pastor or consult with a church, I start with this question. Typically, the first answer is very pious and..