The landscape of hiring and managing staff is rapidly changing for congregations. What are the implications for the men and women who desire to serve … [Read more...] about So, you want to be a minister?
There is a revolution taking place in the way traditional congregations hire, manage and compensate their staff. Some of it is healthy and overdue, … [Read more...] about The staffing dilemma
You know all too well that our society is prone to addictions. We do nearly everything to excess. Not just the obvious culprits: alcohol, gambling, … [Read more...] about Our Hidden Addiction
I recently heard an interview with George Lois, a leader in the advertising world in the 1950’s who helped revolutionize the industry. His innovations … [Read more...] about Creatively Outrageous Congregations
Have you noticed our tendency to try and control others with rules? We started with Ten Commandments. That led to Jewish scholars noting that the … [Read more...] about The Rise of Church Discipline
A recent column on the surge of churches calling pastors in their fifth decade evoked a wide range of responses. Many came from mid-career clergy who … [Read more...] about New Clergy Deserve a Chance
One thing that is predictable about pastor search committees is that they all want something similar: a great preacher, an amazing administrator who … [Read more...] about Prime Time
Every congregation needs to be engaged in a healthy conversation about worship. Hopefully, it is at the heart of your identity, calendar and … [Read more...] about Worship at Gate A3
Among the critical questions every minister and staff needs to ask as we begin a new year is this one: Which parking spot will you choose? Clearly, … [Read more...] about Which parking spot for you?