Church ripe for conflict?


True shepherd-leaders champion humility for a position of church leadership.


When churches face foreclosure


The process is defined and remedies are available if you take appropriate steps.


How to keep your youth pastor


Conventional wisdom says that the average youth pastor stays only 18 months.


Church conflict: The context decides its outcome


If an American pastor was sentenced to death by an American court because he refused to recant his faith


Being humble is one of the most critical traits of a great leader


When church administrators work at building their team or merely conduct a meeting they must “compel the process,” says management consultant

Patrick Lencioni, and when it doesn’t happen it is more often because “they have a misplaced sense of humility.”

Lencioni, president of The Table Group that specializes in organizational health and executive team development, is a favorite speaker at church conferences. He has authored nine books with more than three million copies sold, and the latest one is The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (Jossey-Bass, 2012). Church Executive asked Lencioni to apply the advice in his book to pastors and executive pastors of churches as well as to companies: We don’t hear much about humility in business? Being humble is one of the most critical things a great leader must be. But being humble means that leaders know that they are not more important than the people they lead. They are servant leaders. However, even servant leaders need to understand that their words and actions are, in fact, more impactful than those of others.


Volunteer steps


With the recent economic downturn, some churches are closing their doors due to


‘HIGH NOON’ at Church


Tullian Tchividijian is the grandson of evangelist Billy Graham. There, that’s out


Silo mindset impedes


Silo thinking; we’ve all seen it in our churches and organizations. Usually a


How to recruit talent


Effective and gifted employees are essential to a growing church or ministry. Their services impact ministries and their communities. By offering long-term incentives, churches will have better employee retention. Other than traditional benefits, there are additional programs that keep ministerial staff engaged over the years.


Seismic change is coming to the church in a new demography

In 1988 General Motors started an aggressive advertising campaign aimed at lowering the average age of Oldsmobile buyers. The ad theme, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile,” did not work. The slogan not only alienated loyalists, it did not attract the next generation. The brand that represented respectable middle-class achievement in the 1960s and 1970s lost to the “cool factor” of the 1980s and 1990s.