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Church Staffing Grid

Okay, personally, I was over the whole acronym thing about 15 years ago. That said, for the first time in that time frame I have come up with one that I think works well. How's that for internal contradiction? Anyway, I came up with this a little while ago and has served as somewhat of a guideline for putting together my staff, and more specifically, the "pastoral" staff. However, I do believe this can serve as a guideline for any leadership team. The way I say it is, "I believe every staff is held together by P.A.S.T.E." I would say that to have the best team possible we should have people in each of these areas. I've written brief descriptions of each below so maybe you can read through them and compare it to those on your team. Also, see where you might fit into the bigger picture yourself. P - prophetic. This person tends to be concerned with having reverence for God and caring for the poor and needy (like the prophets in scripture). Additionally tends …

Maybe we should change how we refer to the bible...?

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post called, "Pivot of Perspective On Bible Study" where I talked about a few different ways I've been talking to people about how they view the bible. Here I would like to throw out a few thoughts I've been thinking a bit through about how we refer to it in our speech.  We refer to the bible in a number of ways. We call it things like: ScriptureThe BibleThe WordGod's WordThe Holy BibleWord of God All of these are certainly good and well-meaning names and I am not saying we should change how we refer to it. Instead, I'm asking the question, what if we changed the way we referred to it? How could that impact how we see it impacting our lives? I have found the most common way we refer to it is, "The Word of God." We have time in the Word. We study the Word. But the more I study it I'm starting to think maybe a more accurate and fresh description of it would be, "Acts of God" versus "Word of God." No…