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Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

By Andrew Osborne | Aug 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a church worker, you never have a shortage of ways to stay busy. It seems like as soon as you finish your Sunday services, you’re already running out of time to get everything ready for next week’s services, especially when you add up the countless meetings and tasks on your to-do list. If you want to keep your sanity and have any kind of family life outside of the church walls, it’s important to find ways to save time and be efficient. One of the best ways to keep yourself from drowning in your work is to pass some of it off.

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Silos: In Your Congregation and School

By Ann Ciaccio | May 18, 2017 12:15:00 PM

In an earlier blog, I spoke about personal silos. Since church workers feed into a congregation’s culture, it is the attitude of the church workers that dictate what the culture of a congregation will be. So, that being said, when addressing congregational silos and how to break out, the congregation church workers’ cannot be operating out of a silo mentality, if the congregation is to move out of silos and the assumption is that the church workers are outside. 

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Silos: Good for Farms, Bad for Church Workers

By Ann Ciaccio | Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

When you hear the word “silo” do you think of farming, work environments, or congregations?

For farmers, a silo is used as part of the process in crop storage. It is a sealed environment, keeping bad things out and good things in. 

In a work environment or congregation, it can be destructive.

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Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 2)

By Rev. Daniel Ross | Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Criticism is hard to take. We all want to just have everybody happy with us and our performance. After writing an article on how to deal with criticism I had a few requests to go into further detail about dealing with destructive criticism in particular.

Destructive criticism’s point, unlike constructive, is to cause hurt, damage, and pain. Whereas constructive criticism’s goal is the betterment of all.

(Part two of a two part series)

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Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 1)

By Rev. Daniel Ross | Dec 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Criticism is hard to take. We all want to just have everybody happy with us and our performance. After writing an article on how to deal with criticism I had a few requests to go into further detail about dealing with destructive criticism in particular.

Destructive criticism’s point, unlike constructive, is to cause hurt, damage, and pain. Whereas constructive criticism’s goal is the betterment of all.

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How to Best Deal with Criticism

By Rev. Daniel Ross | Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Someone once told me that being a church worker is like living in a fish bowl. What they forgot to mention was that sometimes people threw rocks at the bowl. Anything public will draw criticism at some point. Sometimes it is a valid criticism, and other times it's not. So, how do you deal with and respond to it as a church worker?

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How to Successfully Make Controversial Changes in the Church

By Jenn Eickman | Oct 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Change is a difficult thing to accept for a lot of people. People are creatures of habit. I know this first hand because every Sunday growing up we sat on the same side of the church—almost in the same pew.

People don’t tend to enjoy when their habits or traditions are abruptly uprooted—especially at church.

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7 Leadership & Marketing Podcasts Actually Worth Your Time

By Seth Hinz | Jun 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Stitcher is a free app you can use to browse through and listen to podcasts. The Sticher website boasts over 65,000 podcast shows. That’s years of content.

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