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About Paul Alexander

Paul is a Ministry Consultant with The Unstuck Group. Paul has more than 20 years experience serving in the local church, the last 15 of which have been on the Sr. Leadership Teams of some of the nation’s leading mega-churches. Currently, Paul is serving as the Executive Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church, a large multi-site church located in the Phoenix area.

6 Keys to Motivating Millennial Leaders

If you have any millennials on your church staff, you know that they’re different. And while many traditional church leaders are quick to equate a different approach with a wrong approach, wise leaders know that different just means, well, different. In fact, different could even mean better.

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By |2018-04-27T15:27:56-04:00March 28th, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

8 Red Flags for Ministry Staff Recruiting

As staff recruiting in the ministry world continues to evolve and become more competitive and sophisticated, churches and recruiting firms have developed a keen sense of red flags during the recruiting process that help indicate whether a candidate is a good fit for your church or not. Those red flags may be a bit different from church to church, but there are many red flags that are fairly consistent across the board.

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By |2018-01-26T08:56:16-04:00January 24th, 2018|Staffing|1 Comment

10 Keys to Leading Change in a Church

Leading through change can be difficult. Leading a church through change can seem impossible. Churches in particular have a tendency to resist change because they get trapped by the comfort of past success, practices and traditions. It takes an incredible amount of wisdom, the art of timing, and plain old courage and grit.

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By |2017-08-06T16:45:45-04:00August 9th, 2017|Leadership|1 Comment

What to Do When You Find Yourself Doing Everything

Have you ever felt like you were working as hard as you possibly could and still at the end of the day were left with a pile of work that didn’t get done?

Ever feel like everyone was coming to you for you to weigh in on every decision that needed to be made? Ever feel like what you thought was just going to be a busy season has turned into a normal way of work?

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By |2017-05-02T11:13:56-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

When Is the Right Time To Restructure Your Church Staff?

One of the most common lids to growth in a church is structure. It can free you up to move toward the vision that God has given your church or it can chain you to the past. Either way, it’s your choice. But how do you know if a restructure is in your future? These helpful tips below will help you get going in the right direction.

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By |2017-02-09T13:52:23-04:00September 20th, 2016|Staffing|1 Comment

Why the Key to Flexibility In Leadership Is Planning

A good plan that can’t be changed is a bad plan. If you’re inflexible you’re going to find executing a plan to be nearly impossible. No matter how much preparation you put into it there are still going to be unforeseen obstacles. You may find you have the wrong leader executing the plan. You may have underestimated the resources required to execute the plan. Or you may overestimate the pace at which the plan can be properly executed.

But make no mistake about it; planning is the key to flexibility in leadership.

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By |2017-08-06T18:45:35-04:00August 6th, 2016|Leadership|1 Comment

Is Your Church Like Walmart?

Walmart, with all of it’s success as a company, has continued to come under public criticism in recent years. A quick Google Search will provide a litany of articles about the company devaluing employees in order to pad bottom lines and the big box store “gobbling up” smaller local retailers when they move into a new community.

It seems like every town in America has a Walmart. But with all of their expansion and financial success is Walmart headed in the right direction?

I recently read an article in Forbes that suggested despite all of their success, the future looks bleak for Walmart.

Past wins don’t necessitate future success.

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By |2017-02-09T13:52:24-04:00May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments