What would it be worth if you could pinpoint which pastor candidate will succeed in leading that stagnant church through turnaround? What would it do for your confidence as a member of that Pastor Search Team if you knew the candidate you’re recommending has what it takes to revitalize your church? How much easier would
The Birkman Method™ takes the guesswork out of building a great church staff! The light snapped on when he realized that “grabbing the bull by the horns” threatened his ministry colleague. The colleague saw the light when he realized that standing back, content to let his friend run things, contributed to the problem. Their three
Sometimes I’m ensnared by a subtle trap that lays in wait for the hapless church consultant. When pastors and church leaders pay attention to whatever bit of advice or wisdom I may have to share, I’m lulled into the mistaken notion that I’m the expert. Recently, and thankfully, I was disabused of this silly notion.
My colleague and ministry partner Gordon Penfold’s favorite refrain has one line: “Successful turnaround takes a capable pastor and a willing church.” Our research and Turnaround Pastors Boot Camp© training address the first requirement. It is doubtful that every pastor will become a turnaround rock star, but all of them can become more effective change
Chances are you’re in a church that’s on the plateau, or on the down hill slide. The chances are great, in fact. 85% of the churches in America are either stuck on the dime or they’re in a death spiral. It takes a special kind of pastor to turn these churches around. But those pastors
Interim pastors share an important secret with blues guitarists and improv comedians. Here’s how to use that secret to your advantage in your first call as an interim pastor. I studied blues guitar and improv theater for years. I settled on blues guitar because I love improv – those 12 or 24 bars that turn
So, how did you answer the question about church leadership development? Image Credit: Jonathan_W (@whatie) via Compfight A earlier post suggested that interim pastors leverage the power of AND to train church leadership how to make better decisions. All you need to do is teach them to cut “whether or not” from their vocabulary. Show
An interim pastor must focus the church’s attention on the future, but that may require dealing with old wounds. Before you can push a stalled car forward you may have to roll back a bit to remove a stone blocking the front tire. Peter Megyeri via Compfight The assessment report is the the best place