Why You Shouldn’t Fire Your Church Staff

Why You Shouldn’t Fire Your Church Staff

Alabama University football coach Nick Saban rarely fires anyone on his staff. Rather, explained an ESPN commentator during a recent SEC football game, he employs a strategic transition plan. Although I am not sure of all the detail involved, Saban’s program is known...
5 Shifts Shaping Churches Next Ministry Chapter

5 Shifts Shaping Churches Next Ministry Chapter

Trends and changes impacting houses of faith have been accelerated by the global pandemic. Changes to staffing models are now a top priority for congregations to respond constructively in this new era of ministry. Most churches with which I am acquainted employ a...
6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

The sports and business worlds often have been more proactive in updating their staffing models than the church world. This reality became evident in talking with a collegiate football coach a few months ago. He and I were discussing ways that coaching and pastoring...
When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

The headline in the East Bay Times read, “Relax, Oakland … Gerald the turkey has been captured.” It was big news. Gerald, a wild turkey, had taken up residence in Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden. His aggressive, bullying behavior toward garden visitors had forced the...
All Hands on Deck; The Situation is Dire

All Hands on Deck; The Situation is Dire

The spirit of God is moving in nontraditional ways. More precisely, God’s creative nature takes the spirit outside the walls of the church engaging humans where we dwell. When the pandemic closed the doors of church buildings all across the globe, God’s spirit moved...