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Ministry Matters – Minimizing Church Staffing Headaches

By Doug Murren Hiring a staff is a critical problem faced by churches across the country. Unfortunately for pastors, no one usually trains us in personnel management. The average stay for a youth pastor is about one year; for senior pastors, it’s only three to four years. Yet studies show that a pastor’s period of greatest effectiveness generally begins […]

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The Limitations Of A Leader

By F. Joe Ellis Everybody knows that leaders have all the answers right? After all, that is why leaders are leaders. Isn’t it? For those leaders who are striving to be delivered of their own ego, it really is a great relief to realize that we do have limitations. Striving to be all things to all men does […]

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Delegation

By Ron Chapman What tasks do you give to what people in your church? Is your criteria for selection based on who says “yes”? Sometimes church growth efforts break down, not because of shortcomings in the plans, but because key responsibilities were not given to the right people. Here are three categories of “people-types” and “job-types.” The next […]

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Church Organization

By Reverend T. H. Chapman I. INTRODUCTION Church organization and government is essential to a growing congregation. It is approved of the Lord and endorsed by men. The scripture teaches, “Not slothful in business: fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11 II. WHAT IS ORGANIZATION? Organization is a group of individuals unified with a common cause and […]

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Church Staff Letter And Checklist

By Paul M. Chance SAMPLE LAY-MINSTER LETTER: CASTLE HILLS UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Bro. Chance: I have carefully reviewed the guidelines that have been structured for the Lay Ministry within our church. I have given prayer and consideration to each responsibility within those guidelines. I fully realize the tremendous need that exists for a Lay Minister-Pastor Working relationship. I understand […]

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Assistant Pastors Weekly Report

By Tim Massengale Duties: VISITOR FOLLOW-UP RESULTS Visit all visitors each week. Invite them back and try to set up a bible study. 1. Name ____________________________________________ Date _________________ Report _________________________________________________________________ 2. Name ____________________________________________ Date _________________ Report _________________________________________________________________ 3. Name ____________________________________________ Date _________________ Report _________________________________________________________________ CHURCH SERVICE CONTACT RESULTS Talk to all church visitors and welcome them. […]

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How Do You Conduct Committee Meetings?

By Jamie Buckingham When you think of a group of Christian leaders seated around a conference table, your mind should conjure up the impression of a great reservoir of spiritual power. Unfortunately, instead of a reservoir what you often find is a swamp. Both contain water waiting to be channeled. A swamp is stale, defies runoff (much less channeled […]

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Working With Volunteers

By E.J. MALL You are going to have to rely on the services of volunteers. You simply will not be able to handle efficiently all the details of church office work by yourself. For your own sake, and in the interest of proper stewardship, initiate a volunteer program that is orderly, efficient, and uses the talents of volunteers […]

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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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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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