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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Make “cents” of compensation

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By Jim Cook, CFP® I recently had a conversation with the new administrator of a large, multi-site congregation regarding review of the pay structure for the staff. She was shocked by the seemingly random salaries for many staff, noting that many — with similar levels of responsibility, background and credentials — had widely divergent salaries. […]

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Good Steward Award: Staff management (multi-site)

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First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL)

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Good Steward Award: Leadership (Innovative Outreach)

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First Congregational Church of Rockport (Rockport, MA)

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Building a better church

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The No. 2 chair at the 24,000-strong Willow Creek Community Church belongs to Heather Larson

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Why we need more women in high-capacity leadership roles

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At the opening session of the recently concluded Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, gave a big shout-out to Willow’s executive pastor, Heather Larson.

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The risk is real

A simple Google News search for “child sexual abuse in the church” yields 27 pages of results … and that’s just the headlines from the past 30 days. This reality stands in stark contrast to a mindset which experts agree pervades too many churches: It can’t happen here. Given the gravity of what’s at stake, […]

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: 3 reasons to hire for potential over experience

In a recent study performed by professors at Stanford University and Harvard Business School

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How to reach and lead the millennials

Millennials at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., attend worship services in various venues.

By Rez Gopez-Sindac They want to change the world and will need intentional mentors to succeed. The Millennials — those born after 1980 — constitute the new mega generation. Right now there are about 80 million Millennials in America. This confident, connected and ethnically diverse generation is a major force to be reckoned with. They […]

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10 things to know about leading young adults

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By Sam S. Rainer III The younger generation is not the church of the future. They are the church of today. What are they looking for in a church leader? How can you equip them to lead today? Allow me to offer 10 insights. 1. They desire integrity among leaders. Our research has shown that […]

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