• Do you see honor in your job?

    14 Aug 2020 | 12:00 am

    King Solomon wrote, "Every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor--it is the gift of God" (Ecclesiastes 3:13 NASB). We may easily become discouraged about our jobs, especially if we don't see the results of our[…]

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Mar 05
2002

Hire Team Players

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ABC trucking company was thrilled when they hired Paul as their new Vice President of Marketing. He was loaded down with tremendous credentials, had won several awards, and had a great record of personal achievement.

 

Mar 04
2002

Pastoral Abuse

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Pastor Walter slumped into the armchair in his study, feeling devastated. It seemed that every leader in the church wanted to take a piece out of him. One of the elders had layered on the guilt for a list of tasks that he believed the pastor had neglected, another had called him lazy because he had missed a committee meeting. And he was still reeling from the out-of-control anger he had absorbed during a phone call from a member of the congregation.

 

Mar 04
2002

Assess References for a Winning Fit

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"The best predictor of future performance of an individual is the persons past performance" according to Dr. Charles Ridley, former professor at Fuller Seminary. Many churches will collect and review many résumés, screen and interview candidates well but then offer a position without thoroughly checking references.

 

Mar 04
2002

5 Principles for Overseas Ministry Success

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Many ministries that were founded and developed in the United States have been exported internationally, some with spectacular success, and others with miserable results. Five key factors will determine whether a ministry can be exported effectively.

Mar 03
2002

Hiring Church Members

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Should you hire a member of the congregation to work in the church office? That's a dilemma for any pastor or board, but it doesn't have to be a snare. As long as you hire based on sound principles, the outcome should be favorable.