Holding down the fort

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, […]

A leader of leaders

As an associate it is tempting to become a “doer of ministry.” We can see the lead pastor as the visionary for the congregation/ministry and […]

Ministering up

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 – […]

I walk the line

Being an associate is like walking a tightrope. Well, I’ve never actually walked a tightrope. I’m afraid of heights. So I guess I’m saying that […]