This page provides numerous articles that can help the pastor become a more effective pastor. There is no reason for the pastor to re-invent the wheel! This material is free…and available for download and immediate implementation.
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Compensation Planning Guide – how to organize the pay package to get the best bang for the bucks!
Eight Reasons To Be A Bi-Vocational Pastor – God must have loved the bi-vocational pastor because He made so many of us!
Finding A Way Through Conflict – I wish someone had shared this booklet with me in my early years! By Dennis Burton and Wayne Oakes.
Avoid The Top 5 Reasons For Pastoral Terminations – Bob Sheffield provides some excellent pointers.
Pastor Search Committee Guidebook – Prepared by Ed Gilman & Lewis McMulle
Help! Our Pastor Search Committee is Taking Too Long – this document belongs in the hands of the search committee.
Video: What God Expects the Pastor to Be Then Do! The members focus on what a pastor should do and their list is long! However, God first focuses on what a pastor is to BE!
Key Considerations for Budgeting in Changing Times – great handout for your Finance team.
Five Things Every Pastor Needs to Know about the Church Budget – Item #1: “reflects the philosophy of ministry.” You know you have a problem if the budget for flowers is bigger than the budget for outreach! Great article.
5 Musts About A Church Nursery – Cliff Hartley’s list is worthy of a leadership meeting discussion.
5 Suggestions for Pastors When People Leave Your Church – Ron Edmondson provides excellent leadership tools.
Leadership That Works – by Keith Leith. Source of ppt is unknown.
Housing Allowance Tax Mistakes – how to take legal advantage of your housing allowance.
Ten Things To Pray For Your Wife – how to pray more intelligently for your best ministry partner.
Advice For Assistants – review this advice on a weekly basis!
How Pastors Spend Their Time – see how you compare. Distribute to your leaders.
How To Do A Funeral Tribute With Flowers – this short ceremony adds much to the grave service!
How To Do The Funeral Of A Baby – this message was well received.
Premarital Counseling – Ron Edmondson’s approach makes sense!
Ten Things Pastors Don’t Like About Pastoring – from researcher Thom Rainer
How To Lead Under Pressure – more from Thom Rainer
Eight Warning Signs For Forced Terminations – Thom Rainer’s list will make sense.
Handling Complaints Against The Pastor – follow this process from a conciliator
Why Pastors Get Fired – Data from Southern Baptist Convention
Defining Moments In Ministry – think for a moment about the big, big picture.
Billy Graham’s Biggest Regrets – end of ministry analysis in his own words.
How Churches Should Treat Pastor’s Children – by Thom Rainer
In Preparation Of The New Year – good way to psychologically reset for the new year.