Evaluating the Pastor

Formal evaluations provide the opportunity to enhance ministry, improve priorities, encourage better communication and active participation. The process allows the church to grow toward mature service and caring fellowship, discover opportunities to implement better strategies, and strengthen the unity of spirit between the pastor and elders.

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Passing the Baton to Younger Pastors

A huge generation of baby boomers is aging out of the pulpit and ushering in leaders from Generation X. And these two generations have very different backgrounds.

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Chief Gopher

As a veteran of more than 30 General Assemblies, Ric Springer sums up his role as chairman of floor clerks succinctly: “Chief gopher, keep the Assembly moving, and meet the needs of the men on the dais.”

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In addition to the business of General Assembly, commissioners participate in seminars and corporate worship and strengthen personal relationships.

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Kevin Smith, chairman of the study committee, hopes that the report will help congregations begin to see racism as a moral issue, like abortion. And as with other moral issues, Smith notes, refusing to talk about the issue will not make it go away.

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