Church Executive, January 2012, Volume 11, Issue 1

The CE Interview: Ken Whitten, Senior Pastor, Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz, FL
By Ronald E. Keener
Ken Whitten admits that his weakness can be that he allows too many opinions to come to the table. “I am a collective leader, which means I detest making decisions or casting vision from a vacuum.” He sees his church, Idlewild Baptist Church, a 12,000-member church in Lutz, FL, as being pastor-led, deacon-served, ministry-organized and church-approved.

Five leadership resolutions for 2012
By Sam S. Rainer III
Specific changes with followers in mind can help leaders create a more impactful ministry.

Who says small, rural churches can’t grow? Not Shannon O’Dell
By Ronald E. Keener
This pastor says a red-hot marriage is a must for being an effective rural pastor.

Best practices for families in the business of a church
By Leslie Dashew
Issues that plague secular family business are the same for churches.

It’s no longer your father’s capital campaign
By Ben Stroup
How technology and communications are changing church fundraising.

New year brings renewed Bible engagement
By Ronald E. Keener
Publishing companies and pastors giving attention to ‘Bible engagement vacuum.’

Why one church sold its buses and decided to rent instead
By Brad Sullard
When “Old Blue” broke down with students for a fourth time in a year, it was time to make a decision.


Ron Keener

Financial Solutions

Business Management


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