Posts by Paul Glenn

A Fresh Start

As 2019 begins, this is the time many consider a fresh start or a new beginning. This is not the same as a New Year’s resolution. Resolutions are historically proven to be ineffective.  So, don’t simply make a resolution for it to be abandoned before February making your feel guilty until April and then forgotten…

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Conflict Management

One of my most recommended reads for over a decade is Conflict Management in Congregations compiled by David Lott. It is a compilation of short works by several authors and is a simple but insightful read. I recently shared some of its wisdom with a few groups of leaders who overwhelming told me this insight was…

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Donor Development

Recently, I have had several questions about declining contributions during the summer. Below, I intend to outline a brief set of steps to help counteract that potential for decline, but implementation begins long before summer.   Basics: Preach on generosity. I was recently in a meeting with Pastor Dale Evrist who said, “we must preach…

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Retaining High Capacity Individuals

As I travel, I get to meet many great leaders fulfilling both sacred and secular roles and I like to ask interesting questions. One recent interaction with just such an individual clearly identified multiple challenges. The opportunity to meet this high capacity leader was random and unplanned. When he found out my Kingdom role, he…

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Too Many Goals

Today, honest leaders are expressing constant exhaustion as an ongoing challenge, even around the SED. It is no wonder because when asked what they are working on personally and/or organizationally, the typical response is a laundry list of goals, objectives, programs, and ministries.   In the book, The Discipline of Execution its authors, McChesney, Covey…

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The NFL, the Grammy’s and the Local Church

What do the NFL, the Grammys, and the local church all recently have in common? They misunderstood the purpose of the event and mistakenly misused the platform.   So much has been changing over the last few decades in our US culture but most of the Church hasn’t really made the shift. I’ve recently been…

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Fundraising 101

There are many ways to lead a capital stewardship campaign in a local congregation. I have led and assisted leading 4 campaigns of varying length and amounts. Some were done completely in-house and some engaged a paid consulting company. There are many great companies that for a fee can help you. While their goal and…

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Walk Through Difficult Challenges

Aug 2017 – Vital Care & Counsel Vital Care & Counsel exists to help SED churches and pastors: Make strategic changes Navigate key decisions Identify & evaluate potential opportunities Assist in critical situations Walk through difficult challenges This month we want to look specifically at our fifth and final area which is to , Walk…

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Assisting in Critical Situations

June 2017 – Vital Care & Counsel Vital Care & Counsel exists to help SED churches and pastors: Make strategic changes Navigate key decisions Identify & evaluate potential opportunities Assist in critical situations Walk through difficult challenges This month we want to look specifically at our fourth area, Assisting in Critical Situations. There are some…

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