Leadership-Home Archives - Church Executive


Leadership training options for pastors

Reporting by RaeAnn Slaybaugh   In general, have full-time church leaders shown increased interest in leadership and management training? Bo Rice: With the world changing as fast as it is, solid leadership skills are often what keep the ship right. So, yes, I’ve seen significant increased interest in leadership and management training in the past […]

Read More >
Share

How to drive connection & assimilation using church management software

Church Executive spoke with experts in church management software (ChMS) development about what works best.       Do you feel most church leaders use their ChMS to its maximum advantage when it comes to driving connection and assimilation among first-time visitors and new church members? Boyd Pelley: Not even close. Jason Terrell: Overall, there […]

Read More >
Share

Advancements in MDiv & DMin Training: a remote roundtable discussion

online seminary study

How seminaries and universities are making graduate studies more accessible for busy full-time church leaders In general, have full-time church leaders shown increased interest in MDiv and DMin training in recent years? Christopher Reeves: Yes — church leaders today face more challenging responsibilities in leading their churches. Also, research shows that employers and students now […]

Read More >
Share

Embracing, engaging and discipling your financial leaders

Several years ago, the pastor at a church I worked with told the story of an affluent family in a nearby church giving two significant gifts in the same year — both of which made the local newspaper. The first gift was to the church where several generations of the family regularly attended. The second […]

Read More >
Share

The problem with managing cash

The need to manage cash is a good “problem” to have … but what should your church do with it? John Regan, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, talks about playing it safe, while earning some modest return. How big of a priority and a problem is cash management in […]

Read More >
Share

Creating a generous culture starts with you, pastor

“You all know that my wife and I have given 10 percent of our gross income to this church since day one,” my pastor reminded the congregation one Sunday. “What we haven’t shared is, as our children have moved on, we’ve realized that we have more margin in our lives, and we have increased our […]

Read More >
Share

Team up with your local law enforcement

By Brian Gleason A regular police presence at or near your school, church and/or local neighborhood is a valuable crime-prevention strategy. Here’s why. Did you know that routine patrolling of school and church grounds better positions law enforcement to act quickly when they receive a request for help? It helps build a level of comfort for […]

Read More >
Share

Leadership training for pastors

3 continuing education experts examine the most in-demand offerings for today’s busy church leaders As your educational institute develops its advanced education offerings, what areas of need are emerging most from church leaders? Powell: Several key leadership concepts come to mind. The first is emotional intelligence. It stresses the importance of self-awareness, social awareness, empathy […]

Read More >
Share

How Cornerstone Community Church fully funded its operating budget with digital giving

Founded in 2004, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC) is a young church located in the rural mountains of Virginia, meeting in a converted downtown storefront. In a city with a population less than 7,000, finances have been a struggle for the growing church. Here, Lead Pastor Mike Morris recalls a recent change that has helped CCC […]

Read More >
Share

Want to sustain generosity this summer?

summer giving church

A Remote Roundtable Discussion: Two seasoned church giving experts share 4 tried-and-true strategies any church leader can use — featuring Eliot Crowther and Becky Kopplin Q: For most churches, just how big of a problem is a drop-off in summer giving? Crowther: Really, we need to expect that attendance is going to dip during the […]

Read More >
Share