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.


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 […]


10 things to know about leading young adults


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 […]


How to make teens feel at home at your church — online


Emily Kantner, communications specialist at Elexio, explains how


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