The Pastor/Youth Pastor Relationship

How can a senior pastor invest in his youth pastor? How can a youth pastor partner with the senior pastor? Join Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, as he talks with Tim Boal and Steve Martinez. Tim is lead pastor and Steve is director of student ministries at Grace Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Related Articles Pastorpedia – …

Everyone Needs a Ministry Coach: a Digital Lab

How many coaches does the average NFL team have? The answer is 23! Why is that? Certainly professional football players know how to play the game. The answer is that everyone needs a coach for them to excel. Every pastor also needs a coach to be as effective as possible. Pastors work hard, but don’t always get the results they …

Starting a Student Leadership Team

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Angie Dallavalle, middle school director and Fletcher Abbott, high school director, both of Grace Community Church in Frederick Maryland about how to create a student leadership team. Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, chatted with Angie Dallavalle and Fletcher Abbott about student leadership teams.  Angie is …

How Should The Church Board Operate? Pastorpedia

If we could leave our egos outside the meeting! It is most certainly not so easy, this goal of being Christ-like in our leadership. It is hard enough to live unselfishly when we are all alone, or at home in marriage, let alone when we are with other sinners on a church board. How then shall we unite? What principles apply thousands …

How to Make Incremental Change in Your Church–Pastorpedia

He made too many quick changes, and they responded… …by changing his title to “former pastor.”    So what is the point? People hate changes and surprises, so we have all been told.  My favorite church coach, Lyle Schaller, taught many and me that “People hate changes and surprises.”   And when I asked him why, he urged me to sit at …

How Should A Church Assess Its Effectiveness? – Pastorpedia

The angels are meeting in awards mode This particular committee must pick “church of the year” in your state. You can listen in if you like. “Look at this one—they have four services every weekend, and three of them are almost full!” “Wait, look at this one—they were 30% over budget in giving last year and gave 29% for outside …

Raising Funds for Ministries and Projects

Out of our comfort zones for good reasons When it’s time to stand up front and start special fundraising projects in the church, most of us would rather stay in bed. This is not what we signed up for. But we all reap the benefits of what other people have done to make ministries, buildings, and systems possible; we must …