The Monday Rule

The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly.

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Online education for busy pastors

How Villanova’s Center for Church Management & Business Ethics is making it easy for busy pastors and church leaders to continue their education.

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To hire relatives or not: the 4-step checklist

I decided to do some research about what was happening at ministries around the country. The result of that search led to additional discussions and the following 4-step checklist when interviewing and potentially hiring family members of staff or of board members.

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Don’t touch — or you might get burned!

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In our last article, we together began our journey to move “beyond insurance.” We then examined the first step in that process: risk identification, analysis and evaluation. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: risk avoidance.

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How the hourly wage rules will affect churches

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All employers — even churches — must be aware that the Department of Labor (DOL) takes the default position that all employees are nonexempt. This means they are eligible for minimum wage and overtime pay unless the employer can demonstrate that an exemption outlined by the DOL and the Act applies.

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Healthy staff norms — 9 principles for working on a church staff

In my more than 35 years spent leading congregations and staff teams, 9 principles have consistently served to improve morale, avoid problems, and help everyone achieve success in ministry.

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Acts of violence: prevention and response

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By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across the country. Because these places […]

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Buying through a procurement services company: your ministry and monetary benefits, explained

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With a sufficient base of customers, procurement services companies are able to leverage this collective volume and offer discounts and value to a variety of smaller clients — including, for example, church ministries, which might not buy quite as much on their own.

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The Church Executive “Leadership Library” — 6 GREAT Books for Pastors

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A curated collection of great resources for pastors   The Charles Stanley Life Principles Bible, NKJV The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible delivers Dr. Stanley’s cherished values to benefit every Christian in his or her life’s pursuits. The result is a Bible overflowing with practical articles, notes, and sidebars that help readers understand what the Bible […]

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3 unreasonable expectations pastors have of their churches

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I’ve seen these unreasonable expectations in churches with a low view of membership, as well as churches with a high view of membership. I’m guilty of all three.

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