Why Church Numbers Matter

I understand those who argue against the use of numbers in evaluating a church’s health. On the other hand, numbers do matter.

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Leaders as Heroes

By Chuck Lawless I usually think about heroes during two holidays of the year: Memorial Day and July 4th. On both days, I’m reminded…

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14 Tips for Time Management

I make no claim to an expert at time management. What I am is a seminary dean, education consultant, church consultant, and local church pastor who has been forced to learn how to budget time.

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Twelve Ways to Encourage Church Staff Members

For more than thirty years, I have been a full-time minister. Most of that time, I have been a senior pastor, a seminary professor, or an interim pastor. For a brief time, I served as a ministry staff member (in this case, an associate pastor) in a local church. That time was important to me because it gave me some insight into what staff members experience.

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