Soapbox

Leadership through Longevity

Today’s time management tip is really a part of my big soap box rant about pastors staying long enough to make a difference in a local congregation.

The average tenure (meaning “ten years”) of a pastor in North America (across all denominations) is less than five years.

Back in 1954, a pastor could walk into a new pastorate and have… Continue reading

From First-time Visitors to Members

Guest Path and Assimilation Process

 

Every church needs a well-thought-out system for assimilating people.

It’s a stewardship issue. I really believe that God will not entrust more visitors to you than your church is spiritually, physically, or organizationally capable of dealing with. If you don’t know how to deal with them when they come, don’t worry; you won’t have to.

This used to be… Continue reading

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