One of the tasks of the associate is to “hold down the fort” while the lead pastor takes a leave for sabbatical, continuing education, vacation, illness, and the like. This can be a trying time for the associate, and a tricky time to manage. The demands on your time will […]

Holding down the fort

Kurt Madden, in his book The Synergetic Follower: Changing Our World Without Being the Leader introduced me to the phrase “managing up.” When an employee – the “follower” – notices when the leader is about to make a bad decision, is in need of information, or is struggling with a project […]

Ministering up