The Future of Seminary Education

In mid-January, I had the privilege of attending the Midwest Leadership Conference in Springfield, IL. The workshops were deep in content and presented by key influencers in their field of expertise. Below are notes from two workshops I attended with Dr. Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Theological Education in the 21st Century Key Takeaways: Main […]

Church Communications In the Information Age: How To Be Effective

This past weekend, our leadership team held a strategic planning retreat in Southern Iowa. Activities like this always generate a lot of good ideas and help show an organization where some of the weak links exist. One area that receive a lot of focus was communications. To summarize the issue, the consensus is there is […]

Pastoral Candidate Interview Questions

Describe your call to ministry. How do you view the relationship of a senior pastor to the associate staff positions, other members of the staff and the elders? Define your understanding of an elder form of church government. Please define discipleship and explain how it functions within a local church. How do you envision assimilating […]

Kitchen Use Policies

Grace Church Kitchen Policy It will be the policy of Grace Church to offer kitchen facilities in support of authorized and organized ministry and program activities of the church. Kitchen supply budget allocations will support facility and equipment purchases and maintenance. The service of meals, refreshments, or snacks will be either on a cost reimbursement […]