Of clones and unicorns: Some thoughts on succession

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I was an eager beaver new believer.

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Negotiating pastor salary

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For pastors, discussing compensation is a necessary — but often stressful — conversation.

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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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Gunnar Johnson stewardship evangelist

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In 1999, Gunnar Johnson was a frustrated entrepreneur owing $88,000 in consumer debt and headed fast toward a financial cliff.

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Spotlight on the second chair

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In this issue, Pastor Sutton Turner — executive pastor and an executive elder at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church — talks about his new book, Invest Your Gifts for His Mission, in our “Bookshelf” department. Specifically, the nuances of the executive pastor (XP) role are on the table. I posed some key takeaways to three XPs: […]

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership

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MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT:

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Good Steward Awards 2013

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]

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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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Business training for pastors is gaining ground

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“A church isn’t a business. But, running one does require some business management techniques.”

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Transitioning to military chaplaincy

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Before making the leap, survey the landscape — prerequisites, daily duties, education, training, and traits that can help set you apart.

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