Pastoral Feedback Form and Procedure

Does your church have a formal process by which the pastors can receive feedback about their ministry? The board at my church has asked that the pastors go through a “pastoral feedback” process at the time of our contract renewal.  Based on our discussion in the board meeting and… Continue reading

Advice to a Young ABC Pastor

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series 30 Days on the Chinese Church

I’ve learned some important lessons over the years serving in Chinese churches both here in California and in Taiwan. I’ve also met my share of frustrated English Ministry pastors and had the opportunity to mentor some younger pastors. Today I want to share some suggestions to help younger ABC pastors serve effectively in a bilingual Chinese church. Continue reading

Why Leadership Training is Job #1

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series 30 Days on the Chinese Church

I want to follow up yesterday’s article about The Resource Pyramid with a few more thoughts about leadership training. This topic is not specific to the Chinese church, but it is so important that I want to address it. I will also share some thoughts about how it applies specifically to the EM in a Chinese church. Continue reading

The Resource Pyramid

This entry is part 11 of 25 in the series 30 Days on the Chinese Church

I’d like to start this week by sharing the concept of The Resource Pyramid. This simple concept helps us to understand what we need to do to develop a ministry to the next level. I originally shared this concept in a message in a joint worship service in June 2006. You can listen to the message and view the notes on the church web site. Continue reading

Why we don’t have a Senior Pastor

This entry is part 8 of 25 in the series 30 Days on the Chinese Church

While I am on the topic of church structure I thought that I should explain why CFC does not have a Senior Pastor. I don’t intend to focus on structural issues all month, but I thought that this would be of interest to others. Continue reading

Pastors wear many hats

It’s the final day of July, and I want to post something. My blog has been rather quite this month, because I have been trying to make some progress on my dissertation. I hope to begin more regular posting again in mid-August. Meanwhile, I will continue to share interesting links… Continue reading

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