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OLAB 057: Setting Up A Counseling Center At Your Church

We live in exciting times. Although we still have our fair share of fear, pain, and injustice, we also live in a time where resources are more readily available to those in need. One of the resources is counseling. Many churches have picked up on this and are starting...

OLAB 056: Budgeting From Vision

Unless you’re like Joe McAlpine, you probably dread budget season. For many of us, thinking strategically in terms of the upcoming year can be a definite stretching point. There are a lot of us out there who are just trying to make sure we have everything needed for...

OLAB 055: Remaining S.T.U.R.D.Y in a Tug-of-War Reality

The position of the Associate Pastor, a place of middle management, can be a peculiar place. Things occur in a week, that when left unaddressed, can lead to feelings of mistrust, anger, bitterness, loneliness, and ultimately burnout. Paula Forte has served as an AP...

OLAB 054: Reminders Required: 2 Reasons to Re-Vision Parents

Parents always have good intentions on following through on the things that are best for their families and kids… but usually, there are a couple of different things vying for their attention at the same time. Parents deal with schedule changes, sick children,...

OLAB 053: A “Win” May Not Look Like You Think It Does

We’ve all done it. You hear, see, or read about a great idea that another ministry is doing and you automatically default to: Is that in my budget? Will my students respond? If we’re being honest, many of us have to immediately rule out some ideas because the...