Bud Brown

God provides all a transitioning church needs – ahead of time!

[dc]F[/dc]inances have become a recurring problem that intentional interim pastors must help the congregation solve. Earlier in my interim ministry – which seems to have begun shortly after Noah disembarked – this wasn’t an issue. But in the last several years I’ve served churches that were either started in or rapidly expanded during the go-go

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1 lesson a chef can teach interim pastors about change management

Restaurant: Impossible is a fascinating reality show about Chef Robert Irvine’s applying change management techniques to rescue desperate restaurants on the verge of failure. He assesses all facets of the restaurant’s operations, initiates change (menus, staff, decor), sends a team out to hit the streets to tell the community the good news and even offers

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The Collaborative Way

The Collaborative Way offers a couple of free downloads that could prove useful in developing more collaborative leadership process in your church.   An intentional and designed way of working together that harnesses the collective intelligence, imagination and spirit of a company’s workforce. When put into practice, this unique methodology offers a critical strategic advantage,

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8 things Apple can teach about church hospitality

Church hospitality teams can learn a lot about the care and feeding of the church visitor from Apple, one of the most profitable retailers ever. Apple’s success isn’t due to iPads and operating systems; it’s about how they train their employees. Carmine Gallo, in his book The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer

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Will all pastors be church planters and turnaround specialists?

Will settled pastors of the future need to have the personal qualities of a church planter, the unique abilities of a turnaround expert and the specialized skills of an intentional interim pastor? If the trends currently changing the face of American culture continue – and they seem to be accelerating – the settled pastor of

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7 simple steps to 1st rate church hospitality

  When was the last time you visited a place that billed itself as “the unfriendliest church in town?” Me either. I don’t think I’ve ever been to one. But they’re out there in spirit if not in name. Tim Dolan reports that one of his lay ministry students found one. As an assignment, I

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Ministry metrics: the hard and soft measurements

The church I’m currently serving as the intentional interim pastor has the Annual Business meeting scheduled for the last Sunday in January. This past Sunday we conducted a dry run to finalize what would be included in the report to the congregation. The Executive Pastor, the outgoing chairman of the Board and the incoming chairman

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