Don’t Miss the Reference Checks!

Churches are notoriously weak when it comes to reference checks. And even when we do them, those who are serving as references are reluctant to share negative feedback. Here are some thoughts on how to be more effective in this critical step of the search process.

Lead Pastor-Staff Conflict

Sometimes a crisis in a church is catalyzed by conflict between the lead pastor and the staff. And sometimes that conflict is due to the lead pastor “going sideways”- engaging in some kind of questionable or even clearly wrong conduct. This can put staff in a difficult situation. By the time a transitional pastor arrives, … Read more