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Recent Key Voice Blog of Rev. Margaret Marcuson Articles

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

October 24, 2012

Have You Had Coffee with Someone from Church this Month?

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Staying connected is a critical part of leadership. Virtual connection can help, but there's no substitute for face-to-face interaction.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

October 15, 2012

How to Appreciate Your Predecessor: 5 Ways for Pastors to Connect with the Past

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

It's Pastor Appreciation Month. If you're a pastor, why not use this month not only to receive appreciation but to give it. Find a way to appreciate your predecessor.

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

October 05, 2012

What Do You Want for Christmas? Six Ideas for Advent and Beyond

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Advent starts in two months. What can you do now to make those weeks easier for yourself? Here are six ideas.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

September 27, 2012

Four Options for Church Leaders to Try

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Are you working hard and getting nowhere at church? Perhaps it's time for a different approach. 

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

September 10, 2012

Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 5: Differentiated Leadership

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the fifth of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

September 04, 2012

Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 4: Balance

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

This is the fourth of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money. A church system develops over time a certain balance, or homeostasis, in its relationships in regard to money.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

August 28, 2012

Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 3: Triangles

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the third of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

August 24, 2012

Ten Reasons to Celebrate that Your Church Doesn’t Have Enough Money

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

You can transform your experience of your church financial life if, rather than bemoaning the fact that you don't have money, you celebrate it.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

August 07, 2012

Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 2: Overfunctioning and Underfunctioning

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the second of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money.
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson Article

August 01, 2012

Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 1: Anxiety

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the first of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic family systems ideas in relation to church and money.