Want More Church Leaders? Look For A Servant’s Heart
It’s better and easier to encourage a servant to lead than to get a leader to serve.
But if I had to isolate it to one primary factor, it would be this. Healthy churches find potential leaders by paying attention to people with a servant's heart first, leadership skills second.
Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
Some limited their growth to keep it more personal and intimate, some because a smaller size fit the skills and goals of the leadership, some because they felt it was the best way to
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
We had the tools we needed for exegesis, pastoral counseling, and leadership. as we tried to find a magic formula to determine the perfect application of our individual skills and gifts
How to Ask a Man to Mentor You
In light of #MeToo, some men are more reluctant than ever to mentor a woman.
What specifically do you see in this man that makes you want to be mentored by him? What specific qualities, skills, or wisdom do you want to gain from him?
Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
As a lead pastor of a church and a program director at a seminary, I have come to see that it is both an opportunity as well as a challenge to co-labor with men in leadership.
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive
If so many barriers have been eliminated, why haven't the number of women and men in lead pastorates and denominational leadership positions equalized?
Our Best on Leadership Skills
10 tools to identify and improve your most important practices as a leader.
Our Best on Leadership Skills. 10 tools to identify and improve your most important practices as a leader. Marshall Leadership skills are many and varied. But
Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Each word pierced me like a dagger to my soul. After pouring hours, sweat, tears, and passion into a church I loved, the leadership decided I was not enough. I was not enough.
Why "Get The Right People On The Bus" Doesn't Always Work For A Small Church Staff
People are not on the bus to get you to your destination; they are the destination. People worshipping Jesus and sharing His love with others.
people on the bus” has been one of the most popular sayings in church leadership circles over a product you need to start with people who have the right mix of skills, emotional balance
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something God may be calling us into because it taps into our giftedness, passion, skills, or next In the past decade as I have grown in leadership experience and influence, I have been
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
Sometimes leadership is tough because we haven't been adequately equipped. we know that support—in the form of encouragement, challenge, friendships, and skills—is crucial to
Overlooked: When Women Are Passed Over for Leadership
Research suggests a reason for this phenomenon beyond the glass ceiling.
the job to Steve*—a hip, dynamic singer who dazzled everyone with his musical skills. examples of men in church settings who have been offered positions of leadership and promoted
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
Many, if not most, pastors could share a similar story of deep wounds inflicted upon them by a congregation, leadership team, or even a single, cantankerous church member.
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership
As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage.
3 Reasons to Heed Limits in Your Leadership. As leaders, we naturally get frustrated by limits. But we can use them to our advantage. Read as Single
When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
period. Still, her words haunted me. I didn't trust my own leadership abilities, just as I didn't trust that God in me could do a mighty work through me. I cried
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
including: Lack of alignment between stated and actual values; Inconsistent application of policies; Unhealthy leadership behavior (eg, moral or relational);
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
it difficult was that it was far more insidious than, “You aren't qualified for leadership because you felt a calling that left them shredded on the inside and in doubt of their gifts and skills.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times. Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3.