Tools of the Trade for Pastors and Staff

September 6, 2016
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Podcast Episode #257


Other than salary and benefits, these ministry tools of the trade can be some of the most helpful for pastors and church staff.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • These items are extremely helpful for pastors and staff when doing ministry.
  • If you want to make a pastor or staff member happy, tell them they have a book allowance.
  • If churches can’t afford to pay for the cost of continuing education, they can at least consider giving time off if needed.
  • I have been delighted with how churches have started making coaching available to pastors and staff.
  • Pastors in civic clubs have great opportunities to meet community leaders.
  • Your church might not be able to provide all of these, but churches can provide at least some of them.

The thirteen tools of the trade we discuss are:

  1. Computer
  2. Cell phone
  3. Books
  4. Online Study Library
  5. Conferences
  6. Continuing education
  7. Automobile
  8. House
  9. Book Shelves
  10. Health Club Membership
  11. Subscriptions
  12. Coaching
  13. Civic Club Membership

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