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9 Steps to finding your next Interim Placement

[dc]N[/dc]etworking is contact sport – the more contacts, the wider the network. Knowing how to use your network effectively will help you find your next interim placement. You may react negatively to that word, thinking networking is all about “getting”. It is not. Networking is giving people the opportunity to find the same joy in

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Highlights from “Make or Break Your Church in 365 Days”

  I’ve been slowly working my way through Paul Borden’s excellent book, Make or Break Your Church in 365 Days: A Daily Guide to Leading Effective Change. [affiliate link] The added responsibilities of taking on an interim ministry – something I had not planned for 2013 – have forced me to slow down on some

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Interim Pastor’s Journal: Week Five

[dc]T[/dc]he work has “officially” begun. This past Sunday (27 January 2013) the church held a quick, informative and productive business meeting, during which I presented a brief overview  of the transition process. I touched on the seven stages of a transition and fielded a couple of questions. I re-learned an important lesson: keep your PowerPoint

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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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10 signs you’ve been an interim pastor too long

You know you’ve been an interim pastor for too long when: 24 months at the same church seems like a long term tenure You’re ready to move on as soon as you learn everyone’s first name You use the Lifecycle chart to explain the eschatology of the Book of Revelation You expect that all church

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What’s the #1 reason why pastors leave?

Our brother Roy Yanke at the blog Confirm identifies it in an article entitled “Finding Hope in the Midst of Conflict:” Drawing from numerous studies conducted over the last 4 decades, the experts agree that conflict – “the ugly pastor/pew rift over how the life and work of a particular church is to be understood

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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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