Managing Underperforming Staff Members You've Inherited
Managing Underperforming Staff Members You've Inherited
Advice to help you navigate a touchy subject

Stepping into a leadership position may mean you will inherit an underperforming staff member. This can hinder your work, and the direction of the whole ministry, if the situation isn’t seriously addressed. We spoke with a few different pastors regarding this question: ...

PCUSA Okay with Gay • Dousing the Homeless • Church Ponzi Scheme: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
PCUSA Okay with Gay • Dousing the Homeless • Church Ponzi Scheme: News Roundup

PCUSA Okay with Gay

PCUSA Makes Marriage a ‘Unique Commitment’

The Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment in its governing constitution that changes language on marriage from “a covenant through which a man and a woman are called” to “a ...

12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff
Address these common frustrations to help those serving thrive.
12 Frequent Burdens of Church Staff

In recent conversations, people have asked what weighty issues church staff members bear. In response, I've listed the most common topics of pain we hear from staff.

1. Lacking time with senior leadership. Given the size of some churches, it may be difficult for staff ...

Church Overtime Pay • Connecting with Families • 4 Leadership Traits: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Church Overtime Pay • Connecting with Families • 4 Leadership Traits: Management Roundup

1. Must church employees receive overtime for work unrelated to their jobs? "A few years ago, I submitted the following ques­tion to the chief counsel's office of the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division:

Must an employer pay overtime ...
Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns amid Inquiries into Misuse of Finances
A warning for leaders not to overstate reimbursable expenses
Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns amid Inquiries into Misuse of Finances

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) has decided to resign after mounting pressure from the media and civil authorities over the misuse of tax dollars. His various financial indiscretions have been reported in various news outlets including Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Post. ...

Pastor’s Dream Jet • The Right to Disrupt Church • IRS Digest: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches.
Pastor’s Dream Jet • The Right to Disrupt Church • IRS Digest: News Roundup

Pastor’s Dream Jet

Minister Creflo Dollar Asks for $60 Million in Donations for New Jet

Pastor Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International in Atlanta, Georgia, has asked for “200,000 people committed to sow $300 or more [to] help achieve our goal to purchase ...

Q&A: Is Posting Prayer Lists an Invasion of Privacy?
One key step in publically sharing the needs of your congregation
Q&A: Is Posting Prayer Lists an Invasion of Privacy?

Q: Some churches post “prayer lists” on their website that describe the prayer needs of identified members. These needs may include medical diagnoses, relational problems, or financial needs. Does the posting of this information on a church website constitute an ...

Resources

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards

Church board members should have a basic understanding of these financial issues.
Preparing Your Church for a Pandemic

Preparing Your Church for a Pandemic

Prevent the spread of infectious disease at your church, and prepare for how to respond to a pandemic.