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Overpaying your pastor?

The Church Law Group has recently published a White Paper on Executive Compensation which outlines the following: What is compensation? What is deferred compensation? What is the difference between cash and non-cash compensation? Get your hands on a copy of the paper by clicking here: How to compensate your pastor. HT: Vanderbloemen Search Group

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What does it cost to NOT hire an interim pastor?

Eventually every church will wrestle with the interim pastor salary. It happens when the pastor leaves. Suddenly, an untrained congregation has to figure out how to move to the next chapter in the church’s story. Sometimes they are told to get busy and form a pastor search committee. This is the last thing that they

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How do interim pastors coax reluctant churches into needed change?

Interim pastors know what this is like. Sometimes the church board just doesn’t want to go down that path with you. What do you do then? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF9sh5LdjAQ[/youtube] Question: What have you done to entice reluctant church board and congregations to work with you to bring about needed change during the interim period?

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Church visitors’ gifts that surprise and delight

Church hospitality is a vital ministry. This is especially true for congregations with a very low church visitor retention rate. To offer anything less than superb church hospitality is sad. To neglect turning visitors into members puts the church in a death spiral. One element of a rich experience that leaves church visitors going, “Wow.

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Interim pastors – a seminar for you

The Alban Institute is offering a seminar that should interest many an intentional interim pastor. “Dealing with Difficult Behaviors” has several learning objectives that belong in every interim pastor’s tool kit. What will you learn? To identify when a problem is actually being caused by a difficult person and when something else is the root

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3 ways an interim pastor sets the next pastor up for success

The interim pastor has a tremendous opportunity to work with church leaders to address many of the  issues that can be hazardous for the next permanent pastor. One of the most important questions an interim pastor can ask is, “How can I set the next guy up for success?” Several key areas will create an

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Say it and Mail it – a great time saver for pastors

I ran across Say it and Mail it when I was trolling through the Internet over the weekend. This is a great tool: You can “speak” your answer to emails You can email yourself (or your admin) notes You can record those ideas that pop into your head while you’re supposed to be watching the

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2 questions get fresh sermon ideas flowing again

Sooner or later the preacher runs into a wall. He’s stuck. He doesn’t have a good answer. When someone on staff asks, “what are you doing for your next sermon series?” they are met with a blank stare. This happens to preachers of all stripes. Verse-by-verse expositors run into this wall when it’s time to

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Interim Pastors in the News

The Billings Gazette (of all places) has a fine article that should interest intentional interim pastors. Check out “Interim pastors help congregations move forward.” Related Posts What does an interim pastor cost? Intentional Interim Ministry: one church’s testimony Are you cut out to be an interim pastor? 9 signs you need an intentional interim pastor

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