Human Resources Archives - Church Executive


ADDRESSING SEXUAL ABUSE FROM THE PULPIT

Proactive Communication ‘From the Front’ By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris In many churches, the topic of child sexual abuse is raised from the pulpit only in the context of an impending crisis within the ministry. Many ministry leaders hope to never need to address the issue of child sexual abuse from the pulpit. The […]

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SBC Churches and Child Sexual Abuse

Reasons for Encouragement and Optimism By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris June 10, 2022 Many Baptist leaders and congregation members were discouraged after the release of the Guidepost Solutions Report on May 25th, investigating actions of the SBC Executive Committee related to sexual abuse. The Report focused on sexual abuse RESPONSE and PREVENTION — followed […]

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FACILITIES USE FIRE DRILL!

Sexual Abuse Risk and Third-Party Use of Facilities By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris BOY SCOUTS SETTLEMENT FUND EXCEEDS $2.6 BILLION Not every organization has chartered or hosted a Boy Scout Troop, but every organization with physical facilities must learn the lessons stemming from this massive child sexual abuse settlement. Third-party use of facilities can […]

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE & STUDENT MINISTRY: High Risk and Low Barriers

By Gregory S. Love & Kimberlee D. Norris Youth Leader Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 14-Year-Old Girl screams the frontpage headline of a major metropolitan newspaper — yet again.  As detectives investigate, several other teen girls come forward with additional allegations. Parents of students in the program express hurt, anger and bewilderment: how could this […]

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Are you sabotaging your credit score?

By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® Your credit score is one of your most important assets.  It should be treated with care because it impacts your overall financial health. Your credit score influences how much money you’ll spend on interest and fees. A very good credit score will likely get you the best rates and […]

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Looking backward, moving forward

DR. MARLOW D. McGUIRE, SR. (DMIN) / DIRECTOR / THE BLACK CHURCH STUDIES INSTITUTE / ROCKBRIDGE SEMINARY Black Church studies takes center stage with a new emphasis offering at Rockbridge Seminary By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Although the Black Church Studies Institute at Rockbridge Seminary has been in development since 2020, its real origin predates that period, […]

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Long-Distance Leadership: managing a remote or hybrid workforce the right way

By Kate Zabriskie Managing people who work from home is nothing new for many leaders, but getting the mechanics right can be another matter. With a few smart moves, anyone can learn to manage a remote workforce effectively.   Move One: Recognize that you may have been thrown into the deep end of the pool […]

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Pastors: child sexual abuse prevention starts at home!

By Gregory S. Love & Kimberlee D. Norris Headlines related to child sexual abuse continue to rock the Church, and faith-based organizations continue to reevaluate sexual abuse response and resources.  The New Year provides a good opportunity to ‘check in’ on current church practices related to child sexual abuse. We asked Kimberlee D. Norris and […]

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The hidden costs of job relocation

    By Vincent J. Schera, ACC®, CCP® You’re excited to start a new position, or to accept a new call to a church or organization that you’ve been offered in another city or state. The compensation package is an improvement over what you are currently receiving, and the location seems ideal for you and […]

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Fight Porn in Your Church  

Porn is devouring Christians. It’s consuming them in secrecy and shame–and too many churches are doing nothing about it. So, what should concerned pastors and ministry leaders do?   Every week, after the last chorus and closing prayer, large numbers of churchgoers are heading home for a porn binge. People in the pews — men, women, children, young and old […]

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