The Senior Pastor/Executive Pastor Fit

The role of “executive pastor” is a growing position in churches. While specifics change from context to context, typically the executive pastor leads the staff, oversees the daily operations, and provides strategic and administrative leadership to the church. Initially, the role was viewed as almost exclusive to very large churches where it was logically perceived […]

Links for Leaders 11/7/14

Those who are most successful in life and the pastorate are those who listen to others. We need to learn to receive counsel from others, whether it is from a trusted mega-church pastor, the old man who sits on the third row, or the little girl who has her feelings hurt. Josh King on hearing […]

Links for Leaders 10/17/14

Are you an individualistic leader? Are you too individualistic? How can you know for sure? Matt Perman shares some insight on the LifeWay Church Leaders blog. Most churches admit they need more leaders. Is your church doing everything it can to disciple and develop new, young leaders? Probably not, and Ron Edmondson explains why. Are you aware […]

Links for Leaders 8/29/14

When it comes to church leadership, effective discipleship is high on the list of priorities. Discipleship is a broad term that is often used to describe many things from Bible study to one-on-one spiritual mentorship. Here are two ways churches can model healthy discipleship. Teamwork can be difficult, but it can be incredibly helpful when […]

Links for Leaders 4/25/14

“Business speak” is a pitfall easy for leaders to fall into, and this humorous article from Entrepreneur points out 10 phrases you should avoid. Actually it points out dozens of instances of business lingo that need to be killed off. Highly creative people have a reputation as difficult to manage. But is it fair or […]