Beyond Onboarding: Why are we so bad at church staff development? 
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Beyond Onboarding: Why are we so bad at church staff development? 

Most senior pastors are terrible at church staff development. I know. I’m one of those senior pastors. Too often new staff arrive and it feels like a relief. That pain point of a previously open position or that need for hiring additional staff has been handled. We sigh and celebrate. The new staff person hopefully…

Making Church Committee Meetings Matter
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Making Church Committee Meetings Matter

Let’s get to the point by naming the problem: Many church committee meetings don’t need to take place. Often, we leave a meeting, see a bumper sticker in front of us and think, “Yep, I’d rather be fishing, too.” I don’t even like fishing, but that would be better than some of these meetings. People…

Four Reasons People Are Not Volunteering and What To Do
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Four Reasons People Are Not Volunteering and What To Do

“I will pay you $20 to clean the whole basement.”  This is what it had come to. I was hoping that my lament about the disorder in our basement would eventually lead to one of my children volunteering. As the father of four, didn’t I know better? How could I be so delusional to think…