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Lead Well Alongside Men
5 tips for co-laboring for the kingdom
If you're going to lead with men, or anyone different from you for that matter, you need to be committed to team leadership and mutuality. The vision in the creation narrative in Genesis is
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
He heard Jesus' vision of God's kingdom, how we can bring that to be, and he recruited a people, I'm going to ask some of you to consider moving into an apprentice leadership role and
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
has been in building what he calls a “giga-church”—a congregation with a weekly attendance of over 10,000—Ferguson's vision is different. This is a more selfless model of leadership.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
woman in the church, imagine the burden of being a single woman in church leadership. Chi Chi Okwu, senior church advisor with World Vision and former associate pastor, says, “It's
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. We keep people tethered to the vision. We're the bridge between reality and possibility.
6 Ways to Lead Your Church Well in 2018
How to raise up new leaders, cast vision, and plan for the new year.
part of ministry leadership. They don't have to be related to attendance or revenue, but they should be measurable in some way and should be clearly connected to the vision or mission
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
become something of a parable for me whenever I think about pastoral leadership and such of a religious institution may have a thoroughly noble mission and a beautiful vision of how
A Leadership Reminder: Your To-Do List Is Not A Plan
To-do lists can keep us on track, but they never create a new track. Only an intentional plan does that.
Church LeadershipNovember 03, 2017. A Leadership Reminder: Your To-Do List Is Not A Plan Is there an idea, a vision, or a hope for something greater in your future?
Five Ways to Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders
Practical tips for raising up more women in ministry
raising up the next generation of leaders in the church who will carry on the mission and vision of Jesus. When we develop leaders, we take the cap off our own leadership capacity and
5 Leadership Essentials
The most important things a leader does.
her own leadership might be threatened. Actually, the exact opposite is true: The greatest thrill a mature, gifted leader can experience is the gradual achievement of the God-given vision
A Pastor's Dilemma: What to Do When You Can't See the Vision for Your Church
Is it okay if a pastor’s calling is to help others fulfill their calling? Or, does every church need a pastor-led vision to get behind?
And you can't have a great vision unless the pastor (always the pastor) casts a singular vision for the church, then sells that vision to the leadership and the congregation.
A Guide to 25-Minute Meetings for Church Leaders
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
I know all about this. I've served in multiple church leadership roles over the past 30 years. Roll the topics up into a bigger, long-term vision. Explain the “why.”.
How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
At these meetings we have an open, far-ranging discussion of leadership principles, communication The vision meeting with primary leaders (staff, deacons, and spouses) is annual.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Churches that have weathered the storm of failed pastoral leadership are understandably challenged to Your staff and church attendees must know your vision and enthusiasm for the
To Change the World, Go Small
Don’t get sucked into the perpetual cycle of big-picture planning.
Read on. From my 13 years in the corporate world, a decade in church leadership, and now eight years leading a nonprofit (wow, I'm old), experience proves that Vision is appealing.