Editor's Notes Archives - Church Executive


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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4, 3, 2, 1 …

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As I write this, the Church Executive team and I are in the final days leading up to the 2014 National Association of Church Business Administration Conference in Orlando, FL.

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How to deal with the media if your church is in crisis

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Since starting on the launch team of this magazine in 2001, I’ve met and interviewed many church leaders who granted me generous grace and support.

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Retirement planning and its impact on your church’s future

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By Rez Gopez-Sindac Recently, I went to a home improvement retail store and was greeted warmly by an employee who, in my estimation, couldn’t have been younger than 70. I told him I came to buy a water dispenser. He said he knew exactly where to find it and motioned me to follow him. But, […]

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Of clones and unicorns: Some thoughts on succession

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I was an eager beaver new believer.

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Cancel, Create, Cultivate

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2014 is upon us. In the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, I asked some of our Church Executive readers what changes they would make to improve how they do church. Specifically, I asked them to name the programs or activities that they would create, cancel, or take to the next level starting this year. […]

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Stewardship as worship

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Welcome to Church Executive’s second annual Good Steward Awards!

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When hiring externally makes more sense

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When filling a key leadership position at your church, my guess is many of you might prefer hiring an insider first.

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What do we do with Luke?

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That’s the question Dr. Aubrey Malphurs throws at pastors who get upset when he talks about Luke’s “theology of numbers.”

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