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20 Things to Consider when Joining the Staff of a Large Church

Are you joining the staff of a larger church? Are you beginning “mega church youth ministry?” Here are 20 things that I’ve learned the hard way. Hope you enjoy! 1. Realize you’re on a team. Upgrade your interpersonal skills. You will need to learn…

Prevent Micromanagement

Do you feel like your leader or church leadership is micromanaging you? I’ve been there and it’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I know that when I’ve been micromanaged, my first response is to blame it on the other guy. I say things…

Help! I’ve inherited a team!

So, you’ve started a new ministry and inherited a team . . . How Do You Deal With Previous Job Descriptions And Expectations? Put another way, how do you get your new team to start functioning the way YOU want them to? Here’s one…

Episode 05: How to Build a Relationship with Senior Leadership

Hey, everyone, my name is Nick Farr and I’m the founder and host of the Tactical Ministry Podcast. My role is to help us cut through the crap and get to some really practical ministry and leadership advice. Today’s topic not only applies to…

Monday Bumday: Body Language & Feedback

Imagine that you’re getting feedback from a co-worker or supervisor. What does your body language communicate about your state of mind? Today’s post is a quick challenge for the first work day of your week: Monday. Today, you will get feedback. Today, you will…

Discover your blind spot

How do you discover your blind spot? In my previous post on how I was well on my way to self-destruction, I talked about a 360 review. In order to maximize your leadership, you need to get unfiltered responses of how you’re actually doing…

I almost destroyed my ministry

“Nick, you need to get some help.” That phrase was repeated to me over and over again for several months. My supervisor, friends, and wife knew something I didn’t–I had a major blind spot. Not only was I unaware of my condition, but my…

The Best Kept Secret in Youth Ministry

Let me tell you about one of the best-kept secrets of youth ministry: share the wealth. Time and time again I see youth pastors hoarding all of the authority and decision making skills in their ministries. I believe that this happens for a couple…