Sunday Sabbath 3/8/15

One of the lectionary texts for today….  Psalm 19 1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 4yet their voice goes out through all the … Read moreSunday Sabbath 3/8/15

Your Questions Answered #2

Question: How best do I formulate a job description for church employees? Answer: Job descriptions are important tools, when they are written correctly. These descriptions can aid in the recruitment, evaluation and growth of staff. By having a document that is both specific and flexible, you can help your employees know exactly what is expected of them. … Read moreYour Questions Answered #2

Ministry Minute: Change

Mike’s Ministry Minute:  Change cannot be external only. In my consulting visits the topic of change inevitably comes up.  In brainstorming sessions many can assemble a rather impressive list of potential changes that might help move their organization’s mission and purpose forward.  They name the usual suspects:  new staff, new programs, the need for new … Read moreMinistry Minute: Change

Policy: Snow Day, Part 2

In light of this year’s string of snowy days, it might be a good time to revisit your policy on snow/ice cancellations and communications for such decisions. After last week’s post on Snow Day Policy, a question was posed to us. Question: What about Saturday? Office/Ministerial staff aren’t in, so who makes the call and how … Read morePolicy: Snow Day, Part 2

Monday follows Sunday 3/2/15

Each Monday, we hope to share a tip or strategy for making the most of your Monday.We hope that you go into Monday with the same energy and focus as you would a Sunday. This week’s “Monday follows Sunday” thought: Recently a clergy colleague of mine posted this on his Facebook feed: “I’ve always hated … Read moreMonday follows Sunday 3/2/15