When all the actors understand their responsibilities and respect their boundaries, both the staff and the congregation are more likely to enjoy a healthy staff environment.
Author Archive | Sarai Rice
by Sarai Rice on June 24, 2019
In a month, I will retire after eleven years as a non-profit executive. Now that it is finally happening, I’m forced to make up the rules as I go.
by Sarai Rice on March 18, 2019
Most supervisors must supervise people whose work they could not do. One key to success is a well-written job description.
by Sarai Rice on February 11, 2019
I am as enmeshed in our current state of polarization as it’s possible for anyone to be. But those of us who are leaders cannot stay here.
by Sarai Rice on November 26, 2018
Religious diversity is a gift. Even for those of us who are profoundly convinced of the “rightness” of our tradition, conversation with people of other faiths often provides moments of startling insight, not just into the beliefs and rituals of those who think otherwise but into the deepest heart of our own beliefs.
by Sarai Rice on October 15, 2018
I needed something like Will Strunk’s Elements of Style for spirituality—pithy rules like “use the active voice” or “omit needless words,” to reorient my life the way Strunk’s book has sharpened up my writing. Here’s what I came up with.
by Sarai Rice on September 10, 2018
“Shrink-Smart” communities have something to teach congregations about how to thrive where population is declining.