Staff issues

  1. I'm New on the Church Staff

    Blog I'm New on the Church Staff

    Congratulations to you if this title applies! Just when you wondered if it was all going to work out, it actually did! You. Have. A. Job. And more than that, you have a new…

  2. Associate Pastors Are Not Second Chairs

    Blog Associate Pastors Are Not Second Chairs

    In an informal interview for an associate pastor position, I was once told by a senior pastor, “being an associate pastor is about paying the rent.”…

  3. Three Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Associate Pastor

    Blog Three Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Associate Pastor

    Associate pastors, youth ministers, and other staff ministers often do the unglamorous jobs of ministry without much recognition. Associates have a calling and a title, but they…

  4. Underestimating Staff Burnout

    Blog Underestimating Staff Burnout

    You don’t think your staff are stretched thin? Don’t think you are above burning out? Have you checked the health of your organizational staff? Perhaps you…

  5. 8 Most Dangerous Leadership Traits

    Blog 8 Most Dangerous Leadership Traits

    There are no perfect leaders . . . except for Jesus. For the rest of us, we each have room for improvement. Most of us live with flaws in our leadership. Good leaders learn to…

  6. Playing Nice with Power-Play Parishioners

    Blog Playing Nice with Power-Play Parishioners

    After picking up a seemingly pleasant parishioner on the way to my first finance meeting in my first church, all hell broke loose on the drive. She asked “Why is your wife …

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