Archive for August 2012

Leadership For A Changing Culture

Took a while to get to LeadershipNext: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture (InterVarsity Press, 2005). It has been sitting on my “Books to Read” shelf for some time.  But I am sure glad I finally got to it. The author, Eddie Gibbs, is professor emeritus of church growth in the School of Intercultural Studies…

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Why A Pastor Search Consultant

For decades American Protestant congregations have survived without the help of professional search consultants. Why now?  What’s changed?  Why should the church contract the services of a Pastor Search Consultant? There are many reasons for doing so. Here’s one:  the American Protestant landscape has changed so dramatically that the old ways of finding a pastor…

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Forming An Effective Search Team or Committee

If God has called you to lead the local church, there will come a time when you believe it appropriate to form a committee or team to accomplish a particular objective. In preparation for that moment, here are four proven steps to creating an effective committee or team of volunteers. First, choose your chair person.…

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