Content is written by Rev. Christy Drechsel – Christy will be leading our upcoming webinar on “Dealing with Conflict”. See details below. Even as the fires were crackling through the branches of pines, birch, and spruce, the start of new tree growth was already popping. Heat from the burning trees pops open the cones on … Read moreHow do we embrace the tension that confronts us?
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA We are almost two weeks into 2018 and I have already seen commercials on television asking the question, “Have you broken your New Year’s resolution yet?” I know we are only a few days into the year, but really… doesn’t the marketing world have a little more confidence … Read moreShould churches make New Year resolutions?
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Social media has made the ethics of boundaries more complex in recent years. Over the last few months, there have been several lively conversations about the topic in my circles and on social media itself. I offer up the following to you as a conversation starter, because many … Read moreConversation Starter: Departing a Congregation – Social Media Boundaries
We’ve had a lot of great conversations this year. Here are our TOP 10 posts of 2017… which are your favorite? 10 Gift Ideas for Church Leaders – ‘Tis the season to start writing your list and checking it twice. Many gracious and generous people add their church leaders to their list, so from our experience … Read moreTop 10 AdminIsMinistry Posts of 2017
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA If your email box looks like mine these days, it is full of a combination of junk, spam, important, urgent, resources, and other information. When emails come at you a mile-a-minute, what are you to do? How are you to process the important from the urgent? How … Read moreAdmin Basics: Dealing With Email
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA ‘Tis the season to start writing your list and checking it twice. Many gracious and generous people add their church leaders to their list, so from our experience here at AdminIsMinistry, here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for church leaders… Merry Christmas! Night Out … Read more10 Gift Ideas for Church Leaders
Content by contributor Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA You can always tell when it’s hunting season in Texas. The traffic on most roads changes dramatically. The count of pickups pulling small trailers overflowing with hunting paraphernalia is up. Four-wheelers, feeders, coolers, stands of all shapes and sizes, portable buildings (and everything to go in those buildings); … Read moreLessons from Hunters
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Every year, there is a plethora of information that comes out about the statics and trends surrounding church giving and stewardship. Changes in fundraising”…are opportunities for nonprofit leaders to think creatively about revenue generation in the years to come…”(1) Through the years, churches have had to consider … Read moreGiving Trends 2017
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA I make a point every year around my birthday to take some time for rest and reflection. This year, in light of some overwhelming personal struggles, it was really nice to take some time to reflect on how best I could maintain a better balance in my … Read moreAdministrative Basics: Self Care 101
Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA We posted an article entitled “When you welcome a new leader…” a while back and the conversation that followed was fruitful. One of the comments inquired on the other side of the welcoming equation… How does a pastor or leader open themselves up to connect to a new … Read moreFollow Up: How to Open Your Arms to A New Community