6 values to the perfect hire!

One of the key aspects of my job is making great hires. I look at our staff of 120-plus employees and I thank God every day for the stories behind the people.
While a lot of elements go into hiring, I have found 6 overarching values that drive hiring.

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How to adjust to multiple services: 8 tips

How can preachers make adjustments that better prepare them for the transition from one to multiple services? I’ve been a part of such a transition numerous times, and made the transition from two to three, and three to four. I’ve also had to make adjustments for seasons that included preaching live in multiple venues and multiple locations on Sundays. Each season required me to make adjustments — physically, personally and vocationally. While my experience is that the jump from two to three services requires the most adjusting — the jump from one to two services also requires substantial adjustments.
Here are some things I’ve found.

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What to expect if you’re a church’s first Millennial pastor

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A big wave is coming towards the church. It’s the swell of retiring Boomer pastors. Most Boomer pastors are currently between the ages of 50 and 68. They won’t all retire at once, so this wave won’t crash into the church like a tsunami. However, I don’t believe the North American church is prepared to replace these pastors.

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A step-by-step church staff review guide

Staff reviews are thought by some to be intrinsically miserable and somewhat useless. They really don’t have to be. They can actually be a time staff looks forward to.

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6 Reasons That Leaders Fail

When Scott Norwood stepped out onto the Super Bowl XXV field at the end of the game on January 27, 1991, he was only thinking about kicking the Super Bowl winning field goal for the Buffalo Bills as time expired. If you’re an NFL fan at all, you know what happened. Wide right. For all […]

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Five Advantages of a Flexible Church Staff

Few established churches turn on a dime. Some don’t turn at all.

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The 4 Most Important Words That a Leader Can Utter

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The future of the church

Future or Past

Do you ever wonder what the “church” — the body of Christ — will look like in 10 years? Twenty years? Longer? Curious about how church leaders see the future? Will worship be different? Will how we “do church” be similar or turned on its ear? Will there be a new wave or methodology that […]

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Execution > Vision

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By Tim Spivey, lead planter of New Vintage Church (San Diego) Truth bomb: More churches struggle because they lack execution than because they lack vision or fresh ideas. In fact, the lack of vision and fresh ideas can often be a symptom of chronic lack of execution of ideas and vision. Let me explain with […]

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3 reasons to have a daily routine as a leader

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I’m a list guy. Some of you have already stopped reading because of that fact. I will put something on my list that I’ve already done just to cross it off and feel the accomplishment. I know. I’m sick, right? Pray for me. I’m also a guy who loves routine. Those characteristics often go together, […]

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