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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott

This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy! Personal […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 2: The Manager – John Truscott

So you’ve started to tune your attitude to the correct frequency and you’re thinking ‘development’. Development of the worker, but also of the human being and Christian disciple. But now we need to think about you. You simply cannot manage someone else until you are comfortable with the person God has made you. When I […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 1: The Attitude – John Truscott

Introduction Let’s admit it!  We’re not good at line managing staff in a church or Christian mission. Too often I come across deep hurt or utter frustration.  Hurt is usually caused by mismanagement, frustration by the absence of management. Of all the resources at your disposal, the most important, and the most expensive if they […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 5 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont. Let’s talk about the messy leadership that cultivates environments where people far from God can grow up to become His church. How do we lead like that? I believe first we have to cultivate the soil with grace-giving acceptance. Grace is the environment where people grow best – where people begin […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 4 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont. What did Jesus’ ministry look like? Messy! Isn’t that what the religious leaders of his day had a hard time with – how messy it was? He was hanging out with ethically corrupt tax collectors and former prostitutes and the partying sinners of his day – messy people, like the Samaritan […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 3 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont. Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Before you answer that, let me tell you about a few leaders in our church. These people are fully following Christ and now they’re leading others spiritually but when they first came to our church it was downright messy: • Brian was an […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 2 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership I want to talk about messy spiritual leadership. I want to talk about the messy leadership required for the church to grow up out of the emerging cultural realities around us. The Apostle Paul writes to a very messy church in 1 Corinthians 3 and he says this, ‘I planted the seed, […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 1 – John Burke

Cultivating the Soil Every year I plant flowers around this big tree right in the middle of our front yard, but when I first made that flower bed I had to seek advice because, quite honestly, I’m not good with plants. My wife isn’t either. In fact, I think between the two of us, we’ve […]

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Defining Moments Shorts | Elder and Board Selection

  Elder selection is so critical.  Make a wise choice and the church will benefit hugely.  Make an unwise choice and the impact could be devastating. This episode of Defining Moments shares some really helpful details about how Willow Creek have addressed Elder and Board Selection.  Here is a sample.  It is well worth listening […]