Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA Would you drive without an instrument panel? Without knowing your speed, how much fuel you had, etc., would you drive any significant distance? Perhaps a few miles in an emergency, but definitely not any great distance. It just isn’t wise and certainly isn’t a knowledgeable way to travel. Church … Read moreLEADERS – Would you drive without an instrument panel?
Content was posted to Facebook on 3.22.2017 by Rev. Mike Hunter Scalable ministry. Often when I consult and invite churches to dream big I get this pushback: we’re not big enough, we don’t have those kinds of funds, we don’t have enough (they usually have a well-developed list-volunteers, etc.) They’ve stopped before they’ve started. And … Read moreScalable ministry
Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In one of my favorite movies, Mr. Holland’s Opus, the main character, Mr. Holland, a band director, is trying to teach a frustrated student to play her clarinet. They work for weeks and weeks, without much success. They explore the mechanics of the music, the techniques of … Read moreDifference of Perspective: “Play the Sunset”
Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA Pay attention – that is all I ask of pastors and leaders. When I teach or lead on the topic of church administration, I am not asking those in attendance to be instant experts. I am just asking that they start asking better questions and start pay attention to … Read moreBetter Questions = Better Attention
Content by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA Can you come up with a synonym for water? I bet not. There are words that mean the same thing as the verb form…irrigate, to wet or to run, as in the case of tears. But when it comes to the noun form, H2O itself, it’ s no easy task. That could … Read moreSee the need.
Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA Step 1: Have all staff and volunteers do regularly scheduled (every two years is best) background checks. Step 2: Uh…….???? This is a situation facing many of our communities and congregation. We have heard, repeatedly, “You must do background checks!” but then after we take that step we are … Read moreAfter Background Checks: What’s next?
Content written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA I don’t like you…it’s more serious than that… Every parent has heard the phrase. “I don’t like you” …from a child displeased with the consequences, punishment, or responsibilities the parenting unit delivers. From my ministerial experiences I’ve known parents that wilted to those words…instead of raising children they … Read moreThoughts: I don’t like you!
A snipit of our member content video on stewardship of ministry. Have you struggled filling ministry positions? Have you wondered if there is another way to “fill” leadership positions? This video is a conversation starter to consider the possibilities. FOR THE FULL VIDEO, go to adminisministry.com/members and subscribe.
A snipit of our member content video on stewardship of ministry. Have you struggled filling ministry positions? Have you wondered if there is another way to “fill” leadership positions? This video is a conversation starter to consider the possibilities. FOR THE FULL VIDEO, go to adminisministry.com/members
Ninety percent of life is just showing up. The quote is widely attributed to Woody Allen. I’m not a big Woody Allen fan, but I like the quote. I think this quote has been misquoted as much as not. I’ve seen the quote use two different numbers: 90% or 80%. I’ve seen the quote on … Read moreThoughts: Show up!