Church Employment Articles

  • 8 Essential Blogs for Pastors to Read in 2018

    by Samantha Villenave
    Leadership. Church growth. Time management. Reflecting the nature of Jesus Christ. If you are a believer working in a church leadership role, these topics are certainly common preoccupations. It is very likely that you are continually looking for new resources and help as you seek to fulfill the call that God has placed on your life. The great news is that wisdom on these subjects, on any subject, has never been more prevalent and accessible than ...   Read More
  • 10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role. I know I would not be satisfied long-term. I think some are called to senior leadership – or at least wired for it. (And, if God has ...   Read More
  • God Will Use Your Season of Discomfort and Change

    by Drew Williams
    I met a man last week who had a very long, studied and successful career as a senior partner with one of the largest and most successful accountancy practices in U.S. history. We sat in his backyard on the kind of fall morning that makes you grateful to live in a world where there are Octobers. We drank apple cider at what he called his “lemonade table.” The table was comprised of a large piece of circular marble sitting on top of a tree ...   Read More
  • 8 Killers of Motivations - and Ultimately Killers of Momentum

    by Ron Edmondson
    Leaders need to remain motivated so they can help motivate their team. Leaders also need to be keenly aware of how motivated their team is at any given time. I have found over the years that regardless of how motivated I am if the people around me are unmotivated, we aren’t going to be very successful as a team. Which is why it may be even more important a leader learns recognize when a team is decreasing in motivation. But, here’s ...   Read More
  • How to Respond to the Harshest Critic

    by Elisa Pulliam
    Why is it that we seem to notice every flaw, missed step, and wrong turn and never seem to appreciate what we do right? It’s as if we’re looking to put ourselves down before someone else gets a chance. Meanwhile, we put on labels we were never meant to wear. You’re not good enough. You’re too much. What a fool. Ugly. Rejected. I’ve worn all these labels over various times in my life. I felt like I wasn’t good ...   Read More
  • 5 Refreshing Benefits of Rest

    by Jeanne Doyon
    Slowing down can be scary when you’re used to running on the world’s treadmill. At times I have avoided rest because subconsciously I am fearful of what I will discover. There is no need to be afraid. Rest is something we are designed to do. God has both a purpose and a plan for it. So maybe it would be helpful to consider some of the benefits of rest. 1. Rest Re-Orients Our Thinking Patterns When we are weary and fatigued, it’s ...   Read More
  • 4 Thoughts On Finding a Mentor

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. I am who I am partly because of the intentionality of others pouring into my life. They have made me a better leader, better husband, father, friend, and person. One of my more recent mentors was a godly businessman who agreed to meet with me periodically. He didn’t even think he had anything to offer me, but as I observed his life and ways I knew he did. He was twenty plus years ...   Read More
  • 3 Most Misunderstood Bible Verses on Money

    by Chris Brown
    Have you ever come across a chapter or verse in the Bible that left you scratching your head? Or maybe you always thought a certain verse meant one thing, only to have your pastor completely blow your mind one Sunday when he explains it in a completely different way! I think we’ve all been there as we’ve grown in our understanding of God’s Word. That’s why it’s so important that we keep digging and learning. The ...   Read More
  • 7 Times When It Is Not A Good Time To Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve never been a proponent of the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Sometimes you need a change and nothing is “broke”. It just isn’t as good as it could be, it’s keeping other things from being better, or it’s soon going to be broke unless you change. But, there are times not to change – certainly when you are not ready for the change. Here are 7 times not to change: When ...   Read More
  • 12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

    by Ron Edmondson
    A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the question. It showed intentionality and purpose on his part. I think that has to be step one – asking good questions and seeking wise answers – and he was already doing it. I was impressed enough I decided not to give him just a few suggestions, but to give ...   Read More