Friday, July 14, 2017

10 Most Frequent Questions Pastors Have – Rainer on Leadership #345

Podcast Episode #345

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We get questions every day from several venues—blog comments, emails, tweets, and so many more. Here are the top 10 that we get the most and how to answer them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The starting point for a church’s revitalization is different in every situation.
  • Your church is usually further along in its need for revitalization than you realize.
  • It’s amazing the number of time pastors who haven’t been trained to deal with church budgets.
  • Some people handle conflict and personnel well. Most don’t.
  • Sometimes you must make the inevitable the immediate.
  • Changing your church’s polity is not a magic bullet for church health.
  • It doesn’t matter what type of church polity you have if you have the wrong people in those roles.

The 10 questions we cover are:

  1. Where do I begin to lead my church toward revitalization?
  2. What do I do about our aging church facilities?
  3. How do I handle church financial issues?
  4. How do I handle conflict and personnel issues?
  5. What is the best leadership structure for a church?
  6. What are the best practical ministry tools?
  7. How do I establish a vision for my church?
  8. How do I deal with power struggles in the church?
  9. How do I lead change in the worship services?
  10. Can I survive?

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Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here at ThomRainer.com. If we use your question, you’ll receive a free copy of Who Moved My Pulpit?


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