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How to turn potential threats into blessings.
Learn from those who know: new members help the parish to become more welcoming.
Discover how to improve upon volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, support and retention.
With volunteering comes responsibility. Some of these are surprising, such as the responsibility for self-care.
Volunteers need attention, care and support. Yet priests rarely have the time available to attend to these important tasks. A designated volunteer coordinator is one solution.
It’s a good idea to catalog parishioners’ talents and interests – but only if the information is then acted upon!
When the priest mediates he emulates Jesus Christ. But how to do this effectively?
Forty ways to examine your volunteer management program and forty possible ways to improve upon it.
Utilizing fundraising as an example, this article provides a management tool that can be applied to all aspects of parish life.
Go beyond the bare-bones of stewardship giving and basic contact information. Past campaigns, special projects, parishioner talents, responses to appeals, planned gift commitments, conversations concerning a major gift – a confidential record of all these things and more should be ongoing. There’s limited shelf space in one’s memory.
Learn key features of a parish council dashboard and see how one exemplary Orthodox parish is leading the way with a sample of how they do it.
A helpful review for one of the most important committees of the parish council.
Well structured, carefully crafted and defined with a proper purpose, endowments can be of great benefit to a parish. But they are rarely properly structured.
Conflict is an unwelcomed occasional visitor to parish life – with a family, with an extended clan, between various special interests groups, between the priest and members of the parish council, etc. This article proposes a method for stilling the waters and spiritually growing the parish.
There are a variety of methods to address community or interpersonal conflict in a parish. If properly managed, conflict can produce positive results.
Read how professional conflict managers approach the issue of community conflict and ascertain if any of these might apply to the present situation.
Preparing for a negotiation greatly enhances the prospect for a successful negotiation.
This link transports you to the Stewardship Advocates Pinterest site where the vast and often highly relevant insights of Peter Drucker concerning nonprofits and churches are to be found. He is regarded as the father of management consulting and was a faithful Christian who died reciting the “Our Father” over and over again in German, his native language.
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