Monthly Archives: March 2011

Best phone call I have experienced in 2011!

The following comment was made regarding Reynold Texeira, senior church chair product specialist at Bertolini Sanctuary Seating: I have shared with several staff members today that our phone conversation was the best phone call I have experienced in 2011!  What a blessing, yet what a challenge to begin “stepping up to the plate” (note:  I [...]

Thank you for the new church chairs

Thank you for the new church chairs. They arrived last night. We will be making the switch from pews to the chairs this weekend. Thank you for helping us with our renovation, and helping us keep our budget from blowing up after our ordeal with Church Chair Industries [Bankruptcy]. We appreciate your patience as we [...]

Changing our Family Tree

Jim Bertolini

I was reminded today by my good friend Alemu Beeftu of the story of the prophet’s widow in the fourth chapter of Second Kings. Her husband’s death left her destitute and a creditor was going to take her sons as slaves. She cried out to the prophet Elisha. Elisha responded, “Tell me what you have [...]

Selling Church Chairs Sometimes Reveals Real Leadership Tensions


By Ray Wheeler, DMin. Pastors calling about church chairs for their sanctuary sometimes give us a glimpse of the tensions they face in leading their congregations.  The decision making process around purchasing church chairs places pastors in the position of purchasing agent, process coach, consensus builder and decision maker. The process illustrates an interesting thing [...]

If Church Chairs Could Speak


If the church chairs in your sanctuary could speak what would they say?  What stories would they tell? Would they tell stories like the one’s the disciples told when they returned from their first mission trip?  Would they talk about the lives changed by forgiveness, the sicknesses healed by God’s power, the prisons demolished by [...]