Bricks In the Path

10 Values of a Stellar Church Staff

Brandon Grace Hills, Leadership

At Grace Hills, one of the most important things we ever talk about is our Code – our Core Values. We talk about these values in every membership class and in most staff meetings. They’ve done to guide our growth than anything else we’ve written down. Recently I began reflecting on where our church’s staff needs to go as …

People

5 Truths About Empowering People to Change the World

Brandon Leadership

In the Bourne series, the assassins (who are the central characters) are referred to by their controlling agency merely as “assets.” Sometimes I fear that within Christian ministry, we fall into the terrible habit of treating people as assets – instruments to help us get ministry done successfully rather than people with souls. One of the values I remind myself …

Volunteers

Two Conditions for Starting a New Ministry

Brandon Church Planting

One of the challenges of church planting is staying lean. I became a Pastor under a programmatic mindset – offer enough things and people will come. Thankfully, I came across a good bo long ago that helped to shift my thinking. Instead of a list of programs to attract people, what we really need is a simple process for growing people. …

3ministries

3 Ministries of Every Church Staff Member

Brandon Leadership

Some churches view the staff as hired workers. If that is the case in your church, respect your leaders and don’t blame any rebellious attitudes on what I am about to say about this. Other churches view the staff as interdependent creative thinkers and leaders. In the first case, the usual mentality is “anything you aren’t doing for the church should …

Worship Leader

Who Will Be Our Worship Leader at Grace Hills Church?

Brandon Church Planting

The position has been filled. We aren’t hiring a Worship Leader. We’re offering an opportunity to a pioneer. I recently wrote a story about why you might NOT want to join our new church. In that same vein, let me tell you why you might NOT want to be on staff at Grace Hills Church. We don’t have a salary …