Leading from the 2nd Chair

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Leading from the 2nd Chair

  • Our culture tells us that location is everything.  But what if our location isn't everything?  Gerron Showalter, Children's Pastor at Houston First Church, explores what ministry and service could look like in someone else's location.

  • Social Media. We know that it's probably something that we should use, but often we don't know how to make the best use of it.  Sometimes we're not even sure what to kind of social media to use.  In this practical article, J.P. Van Dalsem, Young Adult Pastor at Olathe College Church, gives some great advice on the hows and whys of social media.

  • The tenure for pastors, staff pastors especially, seems to grow shorter and shorter.  Nick Peeples, Associate Pastor at Orlando Centerpointe takes a look at some reasons for this, and talks about what it might means for pastors to stop looking for a place where the grass is greener.

  • No one said that staff ministry is easy.  It is often difficult to navigate relationships with the senior pastor, congregation and other staff members simultaneously.  In this insightful article, Jonathan Trees, Worship Pastor at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene shares some strategies for surviving and thriving in staff ministry.

  • We spend a lot of time talking about leadership in the church.  But, what does it truly mean to be a Christian Leader?  Patrick Taylor takes a fresh look at leadership that turns our traditional understandings of leadership upside down.

  • Many staff pastors face the challenge of dealing with an interim time when their senior pastor leaves for a new ministry assignment.  Seasoned Worship Pastor, Clark Howe, tackles the issue of Navigating the Interim.

  • If someone were to ask you your leadership style, how would you respond? In this article, Dr. Bruce Oldham, Senior Associate Pastor of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, shares a leadership model that can help each of us to be capable, effective and contextual leaders.

  • The summer months can be disappointing as vacations, weekend trips and family schedules cause attendance numbers to shrink.  In this article, Children's Pastor Tonya Marks shares how to use this as an opportunity to equip families for relationship and discipleship.