Recruitment During and After the Pandemic

Pre-pandemic, I wrote my article about recruiting lay leadership, “It Gets Harder Every Year.” And we thought we had problems then! Here are some thoughts about recruitment during the pandemic and post-pandemic. What we know: People are staying home. Or, they are at least staying-in-place, which could mean with a relative or in a vacation …

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It Gets Harder Every Year

By. Dr. Rick Jordan Editor’s note:  With our attention focused on the pandemic these days, we also don’t need to forget that we cannot do ministry by ourselves. We must have other people joining us! Whether we return to our churches soon or sometime later, these helpful tips from our new partner, Dr. Rick Jordan, will …

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Public Health and Safety Emergency Continuity Planning For Your Church

by Dr. Paul Raybon We hope that the following ideas from our partner, Paul Raybon, can help guide your church in these challenging days of the pandemic. Who is empowered to make decisions? Health and safety issues may develop too quickly for deliberative processes. What are triggers for implementing changes? Deciding these up front can …

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How’s Your Vision: What’s Working/Not Working?

One of the key tools in assessing the health of a congregation is asking the questions “what’s working?” and “what’s not working?” This is NOT the same as “what do you like?” and “what don’t you like?” There could be a ministry that you passionately support that is not doing what it needs to do. …

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