Leadership

Leaders in your church can take on different shapes. They can be elders, deacons, parking attendants or Sunday School teachers. How can you encourage these leaders and make sure that they are taking care of themselves—spiritually, emotionally and physically? Are they participating regularly in worship? Are they living a balanced life?

To Co-Lead or Not to Co-Lead?

June 7th, 2019|Comments Off on To Co-Lead or Not to Co-Lead?

Shared leadership at the helm of any organization, especially the ever-growing model of co-lead pastors in a church, can be a huge blessing when successful. However, it has the potential to be quite catastrophic [...]

Becoming a Healthy Church

June 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Becoming a Healthy Church

What will it take for your church to become a healthier church? Given the realities of your particular ministry setting, how will you begin that process? If you were to start that process today, [...]

Free E-Book on Smart Succession

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Free E-Book on Smart Succession

Dave Travis has a great e-book on Smart Succession. This is available for a free download from this page. Dave successfully steered Leadership Network for many years and now is the Director of Strategic Counsel [...]

Preparing for a Senior Pastor Resignation

October 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Preparing for a Senior Pastor Resignation

One day, you may have the conversation. This is one of those ultimate conversations in your ministry life. It may come out of the blue. You may have some signs it is coming. You [...]

5 HR Myths that Can Self Destruct Your Ministry

September 8th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 HR Myths that Can Self Destruct Your Ministry

You heard the calling. You received the commission. You found the location. Your team is now gathered and serving the community, and God is moving in amazing ways! But then, you receive another call. [...]

Church Culture Tool from Vanderbloemen

August 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Church Culture Tool from Vanderbloemen

How healthy is your team? Today, organizational culture is more important than ever in attracting and retaining the best team members. Vanderbloemen Search Group has a free Culture Tool to help. Get real answers about your [...]

Chapelstreet Church Motivates Good Neighboring

July 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Chapelstreet Church Motivates Good Neighboring

A few weeks ago, Fletch had the pleasure to be with multisite Chapelstreet Church of Geneva, Illinois. While there, he saw a 10-page magazine, Neighbor, summer 2018 edition. Fletch picked up a hard copy [...]

Speed Racers

March 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Speed Racers

Speed Racers are just getting started at 60 mph. Racers are built for speed, topping out at over 200 mpg. While you can go fast, it’s easy to run out of gas—or worse, crash!At the 2018 [...]

Managing Upward to a Board

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Managing Upward to a Board

The monthly board meeting is coming up on Tuesday night. The agenda is packed and you have key items to bring before the board. Your items could take thirty minutes to two hours to [...]

Spiritual Trucks

March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Spiritual Trucks

Trucks are built solid. On a dirt road, you can easily drive from 30 to 60 miles per hour. On a paved road, a truck could top out at 100 mph. Trucks are built [...]

Soapbox Racers

March 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Soapbox Racers

Driving 80 miles per hour in a Soapbox Racer is absurd. You will quickly crash. Accelerate your Soapbox Racer from 10 mph up to 30 mph. You will rejoice at going 30 mph. But your [...]

The XP and a Senior Pastor Transition

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on The XP and a Senior Pastor Transition

Below is a video from the Monday Morning Church Podcast, where Neil Miller interviews Executive Pastor David Fletcher. From David's experience of being without a Senior Pastor for twenty months, he describes ten steps for [...]

Volunteer Hiring

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteer Hiring

Even this title, Volunteer Hiring, probably gets a lot of strange looks and you can hear the words, “You don’t hire volunteers, they volunteer. Their help is a service and a gift to you.” Their [...]

From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

A variety of paths can lead to the role of executive pastor (or executive director) in a church. One of the most common is the businessperson who is already a volunteer leader in the [...]

Why Churches Love to be Centralized

April 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Why Churches Love to be Centralized

Think about your church for a minute. How are decisions made? Not the little ones, like who’s going to watch the two-year-olds next weekend, but the big ones: should we start that new ministry, how [...]

Captivating Church Changers

December 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Captivating Church Changers

It’s a dirty word in some circles. “They mostly grow by transfer.” This critique implies that the church is not reaching people with the gospel, just “stealing” people from other churches like TMobile does to [...]