Back In The Saddle!

Believe It Or Not, I've Been Out For A While

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It's been quite a while now since I've been actively engaged in what's happening here at Executive Pastor Online, at least like I have been since the beginning, back in 2006. Where have I been? Well, basically, struggling with another lower back issue (surgery a week ago Thursday) and on sabbatical, thanks to the church I so love to serve and am so grateful to have been a part for more than 14 years now. I've … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan on “God’s Children”

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“I walked into the emergency room and was hoisted onto a cart where I was stripped of my clothes. It was then we learned I’d been shot & had a bullet in my lung. Getting shot hurts. Still my fear was growing because no matter how hard I tried to breathe it seemed I was getting less & less air. I focused on that tiled ceiling and prayed. But I realized I couldn’t ask for God's help while at the same time I … [Read more...]

The Best Of The Blogosphere For The Week Of June 29th

Leadership's Best Of The Best

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Here are this week's top 5: Hand To The Plow - Wayne Cordeiro 7 Ways To Let People Know You Care About Them  - Joseph Lalonde Does Church Cost Too Much? - Mark MacDonald How To Reach The Ultimate Goal Of Leadership - Dan Rockwell How A Church Leader Makes The Most Of Summer - Dan Reiland And, this week's funny video... … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Posts From June 2015

A Listing Of The Most Popular Posts From The Previous Month

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Here they are! The top 10 Executive Pastor Online posts from June 2015. Take a look ... Executive Pastor Job Description Associate Pastor Job Description Executive Pastor Online Resources Pastor Of Pastoral Care Job Description Moving From Fellowship One To Church Community Builder Assistant To The Senior Pastor Job Description Introducing The New Executive Pastor Online! Volunteer Coordinator … [Read more...]

Workplace Monitoring

Another section of the Staff Policy Manual

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YOUR CHURCH may conduct workplace monitoring to help ensure staff member and congregant safety and security as well as compliance with all applicable laws. Computer equipment, services, and technology furnished to the staff member are the property of YOUR CHURCH. YOUR CHURCH reserves the right to monitor computer activities and data stored on the YOUR CHURCH local area network or desktop/laptop computer storage … [Read more...]

Social Media, Blogs, and Other Online Forums

Another section of the Staff Policy Manual

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YOUR CHURCH values and encourages the use of social media, blogs, and other online forums by staff members for connection, promotion, and the sharing of knowledge and best practices. However care must be taken to ensure that the content of communication through these forums is carefully considered by the staff member as it relates to the perception of others. “Perception is reality” and each staff member must think … [Read more...]

Andy Stanley On “Creating Culture”

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"Embracing an agreed-upon standard of excellence is how you create a culture. More specifically, it is how you create a culture of excellence. Defining what a great environment looks and feels like ahead of time provides a powerful safeguard for your entire ministry culture. When your leaders understand and own the standard by which environments are evaluated, they become sensitized to the things that don't meet your … [Read more...]

The Best Of The Blogosphere For The Week Of June 22nd

Leadership's Best Of The Best

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Here are this week's top 5: 4 Steps To Being More Coach-Like In Your Conversations  - Patricia Overland What Type Of Leader Are You? - Skip Prichard 12 Practices Great Leaders Have That Poor Leaders Don’t - Carey Nieuwhof The Best Way To NOT Grow Your Church - Dan Reiland Apple And Taylor Swift Demonstrate Open Leadership In Action - Dan Pontefract And, this week's funny video... … [Read more...]