Human Resources Archives - Church Executive


Clarifying your role in the second chair

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By Mike Bonem “And all other duties as may be assigned.” This is commonly the last line in a job description. But, the practical reality for many second chair leaders is that this is their first responsibility. This simple truth can be frustrating and confusing.  It’s confusing when you’re not sure what your priorities should […]

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Is your church ready to add a café?

By Mike Bacile The most frequent question I get from churches is, “How do we know if our church should build a café / coffee bar?” A café has so many positive possibilities to offer a church community. However, it should meet three important criteria in order to really produce the fellowship and revenue most […]

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When Children Are at Risk

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Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care   Q: What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? D’Ambrosio: The days are over when ordering a background check on a new volunteer was the ultimate ‘extra-mile’ effort of an ultra-careful church. Today, a background check is […]

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Leadership that goes the distance

10 ‘R’s that will help you be a better steward of the leadership opportunity God has (temporarily) provided By Monty Kelso Leadership is temporary stewardship. Leadership is temporary, because no matter how much we try to preserve our position, role or authority, there will come a day when we’re no longer the first or best […]

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What you should know before recruiting a church intern

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Many churches recruit interns as a way to provide ministry experience for students. Guidelines for unpaid internships have changed.

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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.

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7 strategies for dealing with sex offenders at your church

If a sex offender wants to attend your church — or is already worshipping with you — how would you respond? Roll out the welcome mat? Exclude them entirely? Try to find middle ground? These are questions church leaders regularly face.

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Meet Dr. Mark Harden, new president of Ashland Theological Seminary

In 1985, Dr. Mark Harden was beginning a career in law enforcement, serving the Detroit metro area. Uniquely, he brought a commitment to ministry to this public servant role, as well. The two callings unquestionably strengthened the outreach and community service offerings Dr. Harden was able to create and offer in his law enforcement role. They also helped to lay the foundation for his informed, diverse and proven approach to seminary leadership.

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Finances & college planning

The thought of preparing for your child’s college education can be daunting. There are so many questions: How much do I need to save? When do I need to start? What are my options? Here, we tackle four common questions about college planning.

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New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Townsend to launch the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine

Partnership makes Concordia the only university in the nation to offer the Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling

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