Sandra Herron

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Sandra Herron is the founding principal and owner of MiddlEdge, Inc., a management consultancy dedicated to helping congregations align their strategy, people, structure, and processes to achieve their vision. She is an experienced adult educator, trainer and facilitator in academic, community, corporate and ministry settings.

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Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
This book emphasizes the importance of planning to carry out a mission, breaking down...
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Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry
Designed to help pastors and staff members become efficient leaders and administrators, this...
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Barada Associates, Inc.
This organization provides background checks and pre-employment screening services such as...
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Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: Strong, Healthy Congregations Living in the Grace of God
Written in two parts, this book summarizes the five characteristics of healthy congregations...
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Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad...
This resource offers tools for holding others accountable using a three-part model that...
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National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) Journal
The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of...
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How to Prevent and Resolve Congregational Conflict
This study-discussion guide provided by The Parish Paper offers solutions to internal...
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Keeping Our Sacred Trust
The Keeping Our Sacred Trust online training program provides an overview on clergy sexual...
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Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership
This book combines missional theology, organizational know-how, and practical experience to...
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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
This resource promotes organizational health as a way to encourage growth, listing the four...
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The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church's Spectators into Active Participants
This resource draws upon research and survey results to suggest ways for congregations to...
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Preparing an Annual Congregational Plan Book
This article provides a template for an annual Congregational Plan Book.
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11 High-Impact Planning Ideas for Senior Pastors
This blog provides innovative activities to clarify your congregation's strategy and vision. ...
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Using the Resources of the Web to Research a Congregation
This article offers tips and tools to help a congregation better understand the needs of...
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Mission Planning: Do-It-Yourself Tools
This website, provided by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has curated...
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Sulam for Strategic Planners
Sulam for Strategic Planners (SSP) is a new program of United Synagogue to strengthen...
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Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations
This book of practical tools turns strategic planning into "holy conversations" guided by...
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How to Select a Professional Resource
This article equips congregations to select a consultant or outside professional to assist...
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Who Does the Planning?
This web resource by Susan Beaumont, a former Area Minister in the American Baptist Churches...
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Starting New Initiatives: A Discernment Process
This downloadable workbook outlines a process of prayer, discernment, conversation, and...
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Overview of the Strategic Planning Process
This five-minute video introduces the entire strategic planning process through drawn...
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The Church Network
This comprehensive administration website compiles vast resources covering <a target="_blank"...
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When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations
Part instruction manual, part toolkit, this resource takes corporate human resource tools and...
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Transition Plan: 7 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Know
This resource provides an honest approach to clergy leadership transitions, and how...
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The Volunteer Management Toolkit (Church Edition): Resources to Help You Recruit and Retain...
This volunteer toolkit is a step-by-step guide to developing and improving your congregation's...
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Safety Library: Tips, Tutorials, and Checklists to Help Manage Ministry Risks
Brotherhood Mutual insures many of America's congregations and related ministries. This firm's...
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National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management
This organization offers resources, guides, and a week-long conference focusing on management...
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Knowing When to Re-evaluate Your Organizational Structure: Insights from Fast-Moving Churches on...
This article studies examples of churches facing organizational staffing issues and how to...
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The Pastoral Search Journey: A Guide to Finding Your Next Pastor
Supplemented by sample surveys, forms, and interview questions, this resource will equip...
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Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship
This four-section guide developed by FEMA helps congregational leaders create an up-to-date...
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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management website archives articles, studies, and sample forms...
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MinistryPay.com
This survey-based data bank provides employee salary information for more than 100 job titles...
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A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders: Silver Anniversary Edition
This guide explains how to efficiently govern assembly gatherings.
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African American Church Management Handbook
This thorough handbook has advice for all aspects of management in the Black Church including...
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Church Law & Tax
This website helps congregations navigate the complex legal landscape with articles and...
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Pastor, Staff, and Committee Job Description Book
Written by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, this free download provides sample job...
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The Quick and Simple Congregational Asset-Mapping Experience
This article introduces asset mapping as a strategy that can have an immediate and powerful...
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Clergy Evaluation
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers this web resource to help lay leaders navigate...
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