Category: Governance

Church Policy Manuals and How to Start

Policy manuals. Wow! Those two words just send electric excitement waves through your body, don’t they? I know to the detail-pastor this article will resonate loud and clear while the fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants-pastor will say, “Why?” Let’s answer the why question first. Put aside the preconceived negatives on the word “policy”. It is not a bad word….

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10 Steps to Navigating Change with Your Church Board

Navigating change! Don’t you love it when you suggest change to people and you get the, “I’m really not sure I want to do this” look in their eyes? This can be particularly challenging when you are working with a group of good people serving on the church board. So how is it we can…

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The 18 Rules of Engagement for Church Boards

Does your church board follow The 18 Rules of Engagement? More than likely, there are ways to improve the pastor-board relations at the church… … at least that’s how it is with nearly every church we work with — even in the best of church boards. In a lot of ways, it’s because there’s not…

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6 Steps to Determine Which Ministries to Stop

When a pastor or church leader surveys the landscape of the church, they normally see a plethora of wonderful ministries that are truly effective in fulfilling the mission of the church. That last thing they are thinking about is to stop ministry. However, there are times when that same leader suspects that an effective ministry…

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11 Components of Leading Volunteers

Leading volunteers can be one of the most fulfilling tasks a pastor or church leader has the privilege of doing. At the same time, it is not without its challenges. Leadership at this level carries with it great opportunity. With its mission in the balance, it is important that you provide the best leadership possible…

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