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Using 360-degree evaluations for improved performance »

In work or professional settings, the best feedback is face-to-face. However, I have found it is very difficult and utopian to expect that everyone will act this way. As a result, we have implemented the use of 360 feedback as a part of our annual reviews and, on occasion, as…

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Project team member combinations to avoid »

In the world of church facility construction, renovation and development, there are several integral roles and responsibilities that are required for every project. They might or might not be paid professionals for each role, but they are present and the responsibilities to the project are no less important. Here are…

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3 leadership practices every young minister can do right now »

I recently had coffee with a young(er) minister. He asked a great question: What can I do right now? The young minister (he’s around 20) wanted to know how he could lead better. Starting today. He caught me a bit off guard. After all, leadership is learned and refined over…

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Stop worrying about Millennials »

Everyone is buzzing over the new Pew Research study that suggests Millennials are continuing to leave Christianity for the ranks of the “nones” (the religiously unaffiliated). A closer look at the data shows the bulk of the slide has occurred within Mainline Christian denominations and Catholicism, with Evangelical Protestants essentially…

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Settling the annual review debate »

In HR and management circles, there is a raging debate over whether or not to do annual reviews. staffmanagementAll of Christ Community Church’s 120-plus employees are currently at the end of our fiscal year annual review season. Between now and June 30, each employee will receive a year-end review that takes…

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4 reasons why connecting spaces trump cattle chutes »

When I started my career in church facility development in 19XX (you venture a guess), the foyer/lobby/narthex (for my liturgical friends) was generally sized to be 1- to 2-square-feet per seat in the main worship space. In those days, this space was intended to be used as a place to…

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The difference between commentary and leadership »

Both commentary and leadership are needed. Sometimes they overlap — a commentator may also be a leader. But here is how they are different.…

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How a healthy church can spiral — quickly — into dysfunction »

Churches are more like organisms than they are organizations. Like an organism, when church health declines, it typically does so slowly. But there are cases when an otherwise healthy person experiences a sudden deterioration. Healthy churches can also experience a sharp decline in health. There are cases of healthy churches…

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Protecting your church and religious organization against fraud »

Now more than ever, all organizations are exposed to risk, including cyber security breaches and internal fraud. Religious institutions -- which strive on building a trusting relationship with their members and employees on the foundation of religious beliefs, coupled with tight budgets and limited financial oversight -- are even more…

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The Israel Experience: Closer Than You Think »

For people of faith, the appeal of a trip to Israel is timeless. To walk where Jesus walked, and to experience the Land of the Bible, is an experience like no other. It is also an unparalleled fellowship opportunity — a journey that can begin, for a church-based travel group, well…

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