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6 Tips for Managing Meetings Well

A pastor shares guidelines to help.

Few [people] enter the pastorate with any concept of how many meetings they will attend. The pastorate is filled with meetings, and you will often lead them. Small group, one-on-one, and staff meetings occur every week. While they are important to prepare for, these kinds of meetings are generally simple to lead. Therefore, [I'll address here] the larger meetings that take place with elders, deacons, the congregation, and committees. As you think about leading large meetings, keep the following guidelines in mind.

Set an agenda. An agenda is always helpful. It allows the participants in the meeting to know the plan for the meeting, which will hopefully inform discussion, halt unnecessary tangents, and provide overall structure. In the agenda, allot time for each item. Be realistic in that allotment but also conservative in the estimated time given. This helps to move the meeting along ...

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  • April 19, 2016

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