As you've probably noticed by now, there's currently no "Senior Pastor Job Description" posted here on Executive Pastor Online. I've had several requests for one, and my response is always the same. Maybe I'll write one someday. But, for now, here's the deal ... At the church I served for 20+ years, the duties and responsibilities of the Senior Pastor were outlined in the church's Bylaws. The Bylaws described … [Read more...]
The Management System
What Is A "Management System," And Why Is It Critical To Success?
The Management System is the "backbone" of any serious effort to develop infrastructure in the church. It enables growth through leveraging (scaling up) the talent and expertise of key leaders in the organization. In this post, you will discover more about this approach to infrastructure development and learn more than enough to implement a Management System in your church. Here's an outline: What is a … [Read more...]
To Correct Or To Discipline?
Exploring Approaches To Addressing Employee Performance In The Workplace
I've never been a fan of disciplinary action processes. You know, the process a manager or supervisor is supposed to go through with an employee who is doing something they shouldn't or not doing something they should. It's not that I don't believe we should address performance problems; it's just that I think the point is not to discipline the person. You know, like giving your 3-year-old a "timeout" because they … [Read more...]
Writing By-Laws For Your Church
Some Guidance On Writing The Highest Level Document In The Church
The highest level document for any church or non-profit organization would certainly be the by-laws. I periodically get requests for input on writing or updating by-laws. Of course, I always direct them to the Resources area of my site, where I've included a sample of a full set of by-laws. Check it out HERE. A good set of by-laws should contain: Name and Purpose - What's the name of the church and its … [Read more...]
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