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Data can be one of the greatest tools we use to grow generosity.  From analyzing data we can identify where God is working, we can steward our resources better, and we can measure effectiveness of our efforts.  Life.Church's Rodney Ross shares insights in how one of the largest, creative churches in America uses data to shepherd its flock.

Starting conversations with congregants about generosity actually starts with building relationship!  Rodney Ross of Life.Church shares 4 hesitations people have on living generously.  It's already within everyone to walk generously in their life, and disciplining our churches to live like this takes intentional action(and conversations) to build trust and point others towards God's authorship on ownership.  

Do guests use your Church's wifi? Does your church have password policies?  Keep your WiFi equipment commercial grade, make sure firewalls are setup correctly, and don't write your password on a sticky note!  Nick Nicholaou continues to give practical insights to leaders about keeping your church's data secure!

Churches posses valuable data about their congregation.  It is so important to understand and protect it!  Nick Nickolaou shares wake-up call stories and practical advice encouraging you and your church to have high standards on I.T. policies and procedures.  A topic that will become only more important in years to come!

Compensation strategy is so much more than a simple paycheck!  Listen in as Michael interviews Elaine Sommerville, author of the new book Church Compensation: From Strategic Plan to Compliance (2018).  While Elaine devotes much of her time on IRS issues and compliance with churches and nonprofit organizations, she saw a need for practical insights for churches and their compensation practices. 

There are standards a church is held to organizationally, but what about the pastors?  Boards can protect the leader's soul with conditions and a pastor can be willing to allow "spinach in his teeth" to be pointed out.  No matter the strategy, Carey points out, a leader must have character.  

Executive Pastors have the right mix of vision and execution, America is arguable already Post Christian, and workplace culture starts with, yes, the leaders!  Warren Bird and Carey Nieuwhof speak to Leaders about the pulse of the Church and a leader's role in this two part podcast.

Carey has an annual blog post about the disruptive trends he sees for churches in the upcoming year. Check it out at CareyNieuwhof.com 

 

When church pastors fail morally; the church body, the community, and the church leadership are all looking for answers.  Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale experienced this, and their current lead pastor, Doug Sauder, shares how the church recovered and started rebuilding trust with their congregation and community.

What about the Pastor's soul care?  Caring for the soul of the congregation is a given, but church leadership needs to guard one another's hearts as well.  It's not obvious at times, determining the condition of your pastor's soul, but Dan and John give practical advice in what to look for and, most importantly, how to help!

Dan Busby and John Pearson have served 100's of hours on nonprofit and ministry boards over the years.  In their book, Lessons from the Church Boardroom, they explore 40 lessons for the church governing body.  

See more from their book here:

http://ecfa.church/LessonsChurchBoardroom/Default.aspx

Hear Matt Chandler's thoughts on accountability as a large church pastor and how the Village Church implements their system of accountability for three lead pastors.

http://www.ecfa.church/

https://thevillagechurch.net/

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