Discerning God's Will
Every leader has a responsibility to make decisions that not only consider the best interests of the ministry but also actively seek God's will. In a group setting this gets even more complicated. Multiple voices seek to reach a unified understanding of what the will of God might be in any particular situation. This 22-page training pack includes a variety of practical tips and suggestions to help you seek God's will as a team.
Are We Ready for Change?
How do you know if your church is ready for change, or if it needs to? This collection of assessments helps you and your leaders make these decisions. Use these tools to figure out if your church needs change, if you're ready for it, how to present it, and how to make it happen. You can also think through and identify any risk factors you may face in the change process.
The Landmark Sermon
In this article Jack Hayford shows that a clear word at the right time can keep the church from pulling apart. The best way to do this, according to Hayford, is through landmark sermons. Strong leaders are known for their landmark sermons. Landmark sermons are defining moments of a church and a pastor. Without them there are no boundaries, no line in the sand; there is nothing to communicate vision and goals, policies and practices, beliefs and standards.
Times of Transition
Whether you're in a place where you know that you need to transition, or if you're just starting to wonder if it might be time to move on, this packet will help. It will not only help you discern where you need to be but give you courage to take those next steps.