From category archives: Grow!

Stewardship

How Can I Get My Board and Staff On the Same Page?

How Can I Get My Board and Staff On the Same Page?

Sometimes you don’t feel like your board and staff are even on the same page, much less the same planet! See how Advocace helped bring the board and staff of one ministry together to achieve their vision.

Also, here are a few other blogs and tools on board and staff management:

Increased Faith and Deliverance from Control of the Calculator

Increased Faith and Deliverance from Control of the Calculator

In our Christian ministries, we have board members or staff members who struggle to dream. They find solace in calculating why something cannot work. Jesus also had these people in his life. Look at how A.W. Tozer sees Philip as Jesus envisions feeding the five thousand. Philip answered, “Two hundred silver pieces wouldn’t be enough to buy bread for each person to get a piece.” John 6:7 (MSG) Philip the Calculator A.W. Tozer writes in Tozer on Christian Leadership: A 366-Day Devotional, Here in the New Testament was Philip the Calculator—Philip the Mathematician, Philip the Clerk. There was need for a miracle and Philip set out to calculate the odds. Probably every Christian group has at least one person with a calculator. I have sat on boards for many years and rarely is there a board without a Philip the Calculator among its members. When you suggest something, out comes the calculator to prove that it cannot be done… As I say, I have been sitting on these boards for m ...Read more »
Time, Quality and Money in Your Ministry

Time, Quality and Money in Your Ministry

Another deadline passed and the manager called to ask, “What do I do with this employee?”  No, it wasn’t the employee’s fault. I know the manager well.  He is a perfectionist.  His staff knows it.  He doesn’t. When he assigns work to a person, he expects perfection and will critique it until it is ‘right’.  His staff will make it as perfect as possible, recognizing that deadlines matter less to their manager than perfection.  His staff is proud of their work product, but disappointed that they cannot satisfy their boss’ requirement of perfection. Public Enemy Contrast these two maxims: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23 The perfect is the enemy of the good. Voltaire I used to think that a perfect product was the duty of all Christians—but that ...Read more »
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