When Should You Announce Church Staff Resignations?

Leadership within a church affects how the ministry operates and warrants sharing information about changes with the congregation. Since church leaders interact with volunteers and members, it is always good to announce when a leader is departing, and to introduce the new leadership with specifics about job responsibilities.

Announcing church staff resignations can be a tricky thing, depending on the circumstances that lead to the employee’s departure.

Church members support the church mission, through their tithes and offerings, so naturally like to be aware of things that are going on and have a vested interest in the decisions that a church makes.

When organizations proactively communicate, they are able to control the rumor mill, miscommunication and misinformation.

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3 Tips For Managing Church Communications

Church communication management is about sharing information in a proactive way to keep members informed and engaged.

Managing communication is critical to the success of any organization, but specifically non-profits that are built on the trust and donations of their members.

People involved in a ministry have a vested interest in what the organization is doing and how they are performing.

Church communication management is about sharing information in a proactive way to keep members informed and engaged. Read the Full Article →

Clergy Housing Allowance Going Away?

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I don’t know if you have been following the story about the challenge to the clergy housing allowance made by Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) but this case has been going on for a few years and a federal court has ruled that the clergy housing exclusion is unconstitutional.

Even though this decision will probably go to appeal, it is a big concern for the men and women who work in a clergy capacity. Read the Full Article →

3 Ways to Manage Church Conflict

No one likes conflict, but it does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. It can be a good thing when it is a symptom of discontent and if it ultimately results in a positive change.

There is a common phenomenon in the church today. People get offended, conflict arises and people leave the church.

Very often there is mis-communication, or no communication, and when there is a gap in information people fill in the blanks.

Oftentimes what they fill the gap with is inaccurate or untrue.

I had a pastor recently share about a member who left the church because they didn’t agree with a purchase that was made – a purchase that was approved by the board. Read the Full Article →