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Delegation

By Jonathan R. Perry As a young boy, I desperately desired to cut the grass. My father would repeatedly inform me that I was “still” too young. Thus it became my job to prove to him that I was “old enough” to cut the grass. It wasn’t long until I clutched the handles of the […]

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Closing The Account

By Rick L. Wyser I believe that in order for the church to be successful she must define her purpose and then put them in order of priorities. The question must be asked, “What is the highest priority?” I believe that the highest priority of the church, the first purpose, is to preach the gospel […]

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Quality Job Descriptions Needed

By Beth Ostercous I cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to have accurate and up to date job descriptions for your ministry leaders. A recent experience brought this point home to me. Recently I was in the “greeting room” at our church and there was a great volunteer working with the hospitality table. […]

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Volunteers Fill in Gaps Church Pastors Can’t

By Laura McFarland He’d be lost without them. The Rev. Steve Webb relies on God to give him guidance and inspiration, and he relies on a part-time associate pastor and full-time administrative assistant for support. For almost everything else at Cornerstone Vineyard Church in Rocky Mount, he doesn’t know what he would do without his […]

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Create A Deep Bench

By Rodney Shaw Winning sports teams do not win only with first-string superstars. Difficult games and long seasons demand production from second- and third-string players who make up the bench. The bench is all those players who are not starters or superstars, but who sit on the bench waiting for their opportunity to con-tribute to […]

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Delegation Guidelines

By Dave Smith Introduction: Christian organizations differ from secular ones, not only in their goals and purpose, but by their very nature and often in size and resources. In general, leaders of Christian organizations believe that they must work with people of lower skills and experience. All this far too often makes the Christian leader […]

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Prescription For Productive Staff Meetings

By Brian K Baulnight Few events in larger membership churches elicit more frustration than staff meetings. Most critiques range from “boooring” to brutal. Seldom anticipating staff gatherings with enthusiasm, many team members endure them as a presumed necessary evil. As one staff member exclaimed, “Please help us! My senior minister doesn’t have a clue and neither do I.” An Evolving […]

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Sharing Ministry Through Teams

By Dale E. Galloway Ten ministry activities often fill a parish pastor’s day. Check only those options that laity could not do, in your opinion: Pray for the congregation Care for the sick Disciple other believers Train ministry leaders Study and teach the Bible Tell others about Jesus Represent the church at community events Visit newcomers […]

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The Christian Leader

By F. Joe Ellis WHAT IS A LEADER? A leader is someone who leads. He or she is someone who . . . and the list goes on and on. Usually that list will include all the do’s and don’ts of leadership, which is almost always the ideal rather than the practical. However, as one well-known author wrote […]

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What Do You Seek In Staff? Doers Or Trainers?

By Lyle E. Schaller “We have at least forty high-school students in this congregation, but our youth group averages nine to twelve on Sunday evenings. The Sunday school class for senior highs averaged eight in attendance last year,” complained a member at West End Church. “We’ve been talking about that in our church council meetings, and we’re considering hiring […]

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