Fights, fights, everywhere. In the streets, on airplanes, at political rallies. I have never seen Americans so on edge and willing to fight at the drop of a hat. How do we keep our cool? Paul referred to the Corinthians volatile nature: “quarrels, jealousy, flaring
Next week, we’ll celebrate Easter at NewSpring! With services happening from Friday to Sunday, there will be multiple opportunities for you to bring someone to church! (You can see what services are happening at every campus here).
This year, you can be a difference maker in someone’s life by
How should Senior Pastors interact with their church Board of Directors? How should the Board interact with their Pastor?
It’s a classic question we get asked a lot as we do executive searches, so we are taking a few weeks to post some insights we have
If you're still scrounging for bills or coins to throw into your church's collection plate each week, you may be surprised to hear that many churches are now accepting electronic payments, too.
Carrying cash or a checkbook is becoming more and more scarce for many of
I want to put a challenge before you – are you ready? Okay, here we go! Pull out your Strong’s Concordance and look up the term ‘full time ministry’. I’m willing to award a prize to the one who finds the most references. As a
Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to have been part of several fast-growing organizations in both ministry and the marketplace. I loved the energy, the pace, and the unique challenges of leading through a season of growth. But for all the fun and excitement,
It’s an age-old question. When is the right time to leave your church staff? Some would say leave when you are headed up and to the right. Others say exit before the other shoe drops.
So, when is the right time to leave a church staff? I
Does an executive pastor do any ministry or is that position completely subsumed in financial, personnel, and facilities management? Good question and here’s my answer:
“Back office” work is ministry, but at a creative and different level. It is not “just” paperwork. I can’t tell you the
Choosing a new Senior Pastor may be the most significant staffing decision a church ever has to make. Because of that, it can also be one of the most stressful processes a church ever has to experience.
We’ve walked with countless churches through the important decisions
Turnover in churches is high right now. Senior Pastors are retiring as baby boomers age, and the wave is only going to grow. Perhaps more than I’ve ever seen, there are scores of people facing their first senior pastor job. Landing the gig is one