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When the cat’s away

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You’ve heard it said; “When the cats away, the mice will play.” Will they? And if they do, is it a bad thing?

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The Ideas Issue

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The editor’s page in the October 2010 issue of Church Executive shared

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The pastor as manager

Sam_RainerIII

A dialogue continues among researchers about the differences between managers and leaders. It is clear that there is overlap between the two roles. It is equally clear that some managers do not lead, and some leaders do not manage. A helpful (but ultimately inadequate) distinction is that managers deal with maintaining consistency in the here and now, while leaders work to change the future.

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Green church 2010

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As we look at what’s to come in the remainder of 2010 and beyond, it’s a

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Transformational leadership

Sam_RainerIII

For the most part, leaders should act in a more transformational capacity. There are times for transactional leadership—a Sergeant under fire in a foxhole needs to use his authority without explaining the “big picture” to everyone.

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Seeking feedback

Paul_Clark

At Fairhaven Church, we’ve pushed formal performance appraisals to the side in favor of informal coaching. That’s working well for us, but one downside to not having that formal meeting is we may miss the opportunity to get good feedback from our employees

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Church Executive, September 2010, Volume 9, Issue 9

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Among the highlights of the September issue is an interview with Frank Santora, Senior Pastor of Faith Church in New Milford, CT. Also, there is an interview with Amy Hanson about ministry for adults over 50.

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CRAZY HEARTS

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These are crazy times whether reading e-mails, understanding statistics

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Health care reform impacts churches as employers

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As employers, churches are significantly affected by the new health care reform legislation.

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‘Face Time 2.0’

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Learning within ‘community’ is just as strong as residential-based instruction.

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