Assessment

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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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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Change management – use questions dissolve resistance

It took me a long time to learn the proper approach to change management. “Do it my way and we’ll all be happy” used to be my mantra. It was my approach to life, business management and spiritual leadership. It’s what I learned in the rough and tumble world of a perishable commodities broker and

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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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10 awkward questions interim pastors should ask

[pullquote]“What is the real work of leaders? Providing all the right answers? No. It’s providing all the right questions.” – Ronald A. Heifitz and Donald Laurie, The Work of Leadership[/pullquote][dc]I[/dc]nterim pastors often accomplish more – far more – by asking questions than giving information. Since Socrates asking questions has been a core competency of good

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1 tool for quick church assessment

[dc]A[/dc]n interim pastor’s first meeting with a church is a consultation. Both parties (the church and the interim) need to learn if the church needs an interim period and, if so, of what sort. The church needs to learn what to expect. The interim needs to see a broad outline of some of the issues

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Intentional Interim Ministry: one church’s testimony

Faith Community Church in Las Vegas, NV has a moving testimony of recovery and renewal under the guidance of an intentional interim pastor. As you watch the video, pay attention to the themes common in all interim work: Assessment Planning Take action Refocus on the mission Change and change management The “unintentional interim” [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZC2MT6wDk&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]

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Free Resource: The Lifecycle of the Church

I’d like to give you a free copy of this powerful tool, The Lifecycle of the Local Church just for subscribing to our newsletter. This PowerPoint presentation enables you to make a dynamic and persuasive presentation of your service as an intentional interim pastor. Your audience will understand their situation and why they need you

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Interim Pastor’s Toolbox: The Lifecycle of the Local Church

Consultation is often the first contact you – the intentional interim pastor – has with a potential client church. Both parties have an agenda. You want to help them decide if they need an intentional interim period and if so, secure the assignment. They want to figure out if an interim is right for them

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