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Church Executive, February 2012, Volume 11, Issue 2

The CE Interview: John Ortberg
By Ronald E. Keener
Pastor for eight years at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Ortberg observes, “There’s a very strong performance culture out here, but that includes a terrific amount of pressure to maintain an image. The biggest misconception that people have of the Silicon Valley is that people have their lives together and don’t really need God.”

Make sure your staff has a chance at a dignified retirement
By Roy Hayhurst
Begin a new retirement plan with the end in mind.

Church recovery programs are a safe place for personal growth
By Ronald E. Keener
Some churches may look more like a clinic, but more is often said about salvation than therapy.

Ask any pastor’s wife what her life is like in the church
By Mary Henry
Church is not always safe for the wife of the pastor.

Leadership systems are in motion in large churches
By Susan Beaumont
Leadership systems tend to reach the outer limits of their effectiveness based on attendance or budget.

Departments

Ron Keener

Human Resources
By Ronald E. Keener

Legal Advice
By David Middlebrook and Wendi L. Hodges

SPECIAL SECTION: WORSHIP ARTS

Beyond Hollywood: Developing strategic partnerships for Christ
By Phil Hotsenpiller
Yorba Linda Friends Church sees the entertainment business as a mission field ripe for harvest.

Oregon congregation secures the finest piano available to enhance music ministry
By Ronald E. Keener
Salem, OR church is first to secure Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano.

Use video to paint your sanctuary walls
By Camron Ware
Coppell, TX Baptist church uses environmental projection to tell visual stories during services.

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