4 perils of the internal candidate

The senior pastor has just resigned and the associate pastor makes it known that he would like the position. Are you on the verge of an internal candidacy disaster?
  Brian Thorstad

4 more reasons your job matters to God

We are created in the image of God. And God works! The Lord designed us also to be productive.
  Bob Russell

Does your ministry staff look like a T-ball team?

What is your ministry team running after? What’s your primary objective?
 

10 ways to be a better supervisor

Are you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee?
  Margaret Marcuson

Hiring the right people who will stay

How do churches maximize the opportunity with those they hire?
 

Who should be involved in ministry decisions?

Hesitant to involve your staff and volunteers in decisions? You may want to rethink that position.
 

Gauging your church’s culture

Here's the first step to take your church into the future.
 

Using NASCAR to find the right hire

Sometimes there are interview questions that have nothing to do with skill.
 

Turning your limitations into opportunities

How many people are frustrated because they feel underused in the Church? How many people are sitting in their seat week after week untapped because we won’t let go?
  Jeff Klick

What do you look for when hiring new staff?

How do you uncover the qualities of a future successful staff member? It’s not always something found on their résumé.
 

5 signs you're a leader who talks too much

Nobody likes to talk to others who monopolize conversations and drone on about themselves.
  Charles Stone

4 things that make a great executive pastor

The most significant relationship in the church is between the Senior Pastor and the Executive Pastor.
  Mark Lenz

Delegating versus releasing authority: what's the difference?

I learned an important lesson about the difference between delegating tasks and releasing authority.
  Mark Lenz

The importance of leadership transformation

Building strong relationships is profitable for both the pastor and the workplace leader.
  Rob Streetman

Help your pastor succeed by doing what you enjoy

What guidance do you have for a younger pastor?
  Bud Brown

Demystifying the "vision thing"

It doesn’t have to be painfully confusing.
  Brian Thorstad

Do you have a ministry team, or just a group doing ministry?

So how do we distinguish between a well-functioning ministry team and a mere group of people who happen to be operating near one another?
  Allen Hamlin

Thinking about leadership alignment

A leadership team is well aligned when all members of the team work together to accomplish mutual objectives.
  Paul Greasley

How to harness the power of chaos in your ministry

Effective structures provide the stability an organization needs to successfully implement its strategies.
  Steve Lawson

3 kinds of church staff members ...and how to best utilize each

Do you divide people into these three different categories?
  Mark Lenz

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1 John 4:19 (ESV)
Mark Lenz
Mark J. Lenz is a pastor with a masters degree in Organizational Leadership. He is ...
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