Book Summary: The Complete Executive | The 10-Step System

Church staff teams will find The Complete Executive useful as an ongoing development guide – a continuous improvement program that will provide a strong foundation for a long and successful career.

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The DISC personalities that work best together

Whether you're counseling a couple or assessing a team, understanding how the four DISC personalities interact will prevent headaches. D = dominant, I = influencer, S = steady, C = compliant (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
October 13, 2014  

How the new pastor fared at a church founded in 1812

Pastor Steve Cartin tells of arriving at a 212 year-old church. What he found in his "new" ministry was funny, frustrating and frightening. The perfect opportunity soon turned into the perfect storm. (From a panel at Turnaround 20/20.)
October 05, 2014  

Encourage healthy debate

Leadership Principle #56:  Focus on the positive while managing the negative. “But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning…” – Titus 3:9-10 Have you ever been in a team meeting where ...
September 26, 2014   Tom Harper

The C in DISC - a compliant person

As a C, you are analytical, conscientious, serious about life, factual and thorough. You're motivated by accuracy and quality. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 16, 2014  

The S personality of DISC - Steady

If you're an S, you're consistent, stable, loyal and agreeable. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 08, 2014  

The I personality of DISC - the influencer

These leaders are people-oriented, fun-loving, inspiring and fast-paced. But there's a down side, too. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 01, 2014  

The "D" of DISC personalities - does this match you?

Understanding the different personality types will help you work with and lead people. In this clip, Aubrey Malphurs details the "D," or dominant, personality. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
August 11, 2014  

3 (there are a lot more) ways to be a prolific time waster

I’ve just taken a two month sabbatical and, hey, I know how to waste time. For example: I love to write until, out of boredom, I feel a need to begin yet another project that I may or may not finish. I love to produce video projects for non-profits and ...
July 04, 2014   Doug Lawrence

6 techniques to avoid BS (broad speculation) in your staff meetings

You don’t have to sit through too many church staff meetings to realize that maybe—just maybe—nothing will get done. Fellowship, bonding, team building, and even Lectio divina have their place in staff gatherings, but there should also be tangible outcomes.  Here are some significant ways to avoid wasting your staff’s ...
April 16, 2014   Doug Lawrence

Not Everyone Likes You

If you’re a ministry veteran, this chapter will come as no surprise to you. If you are a young leader or pastor, please don’t skip this. It will save you a lot of grief and late nights tossing and turning. I’m writing this for the very reason that this is ...
January 21, 2014   Greg Atkinson

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Finding a new hire for a church from among a pool of job applicants involves resumes and background checks, but it also requires conversations to determine a good spiritual fit and shared vision for a church.