The things that drive me crazy when phoning a church

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Even congregations of some size, say 500 members and upwards, haven’t figured out their communications systems and what callers expect when placing a call to the church office. Most people these days set their expectations rather high because they make...

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Dynamic consultant training summit

As the Society for Church Consulting (www.churchconsultation.org) seeks to accomplish its mission to revitalize churches, I am very excited about our upcoming conference this fall. Eight thought leaders from across the country will gather on the beautiful campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. With a maximum ...
June 02, 2015   Jim Barber

4 ways you get to stay on the bus, yes, THAT bus

One of the weakest, most cynical, and most brutally clear modern day church metaphors for staff structure is “The Bus.” Many people reading this will have been kicked off (the bus). Many will be trying to figure out who they should kick off (the bus). Others will be clinging tightly ...
May 02, 2015   Doug Lawrence

You tell me

As a leader, we often have individuals present us with problems to resolve or roadblocks to remove. We may be tempted to offer ideas immediately, but there is a better approach which can elevate engagement and drive increased commitment to our organization's mission.
March 12, 2015   Kent Evans

The power of job descriptions and evaluations

One of the benefits of a job description is it allows for more effective performance appraisals. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
February 23, 2015  

Aubrey Malphurs: The wisdom of knowing when to fire staff

There is a right time to do it for the benefit of both the person and the church. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
January 29, 2015  

What the executive pastor does

"This is a relatively new position," says Aubrey Malphurs in this training session hosted by the Society for Church Consulting "They're second in charge, and they do whatever the senior pastor wants them to do."
January 19, 2015  

Judgment vs. perception personalities - which are you?

How do you relate to the outer world? Are you controlled or spontaneous, planned or flexible? (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
December 18, 2014  

3 absolutes of dressing for upfront leadership

For the last couple of months I’ve had the honor of serving the “upfront” leadership at the Church of the Resurrection (COR) in Leawood, Kansas, led by Pastor Adam Hamilton What a fabulous group of people!. Here is my parting advice for them.
December 10, 2014   Doug Lawrence

Thinker vs. feeler personalities - which are you?

How do you make decisions? Do you use your head or your heart more often? (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
December 08, 2014  

Aubrey Malphurs explains sensing vs. intuition personalities in Myers-Briggs

Sensing personalities deal with what's in front of them; intuitives deal with what could be there. Facts vs. possibilities. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
November 17, 2014  
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