Author Archive | Dan Hotchkiss

Succeeding in a Paid Position

by Dan Hotchkiss Each year, thousands of musicians, educators, clergy, office workers, and custodians start new jobs in congregations. If all goes well, the new staff member will eventually become an energetic, well-respected, and productive member of the team. The staff member helps to make this happen, but so do the governing board, the head […]

Continue Reading

What Makes for a Strong Partnership?

by Dan Hotchkiss Nothing is more important to a congregation’s dynamism than strong partnership between the clergy leader and the governing board. By a strong partnership, I don’t mean one in which the partners are necessarily comfortable or happy all the time. A strong partnership is one that produces results in keeping with the congregation’s […]

Continue Reading
Ano Lobb via Flickr

“What’s Good about That?”

It’s good to pay attention to what’s going well. Most congregations—like most people—can accomplish more by building on their strengths than worrying about how to fix everything that could be better. Sometimes that’s all it takes. But at other times, wise leaders need to add an extra twist and ask, “What’s good about this?” This […]

Continue Reading

Powered by the Canvas Theme

Administrative login