No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn’t Need To Be Big And Scary
Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering than massive, scary leaps.
Innovative MinistryJune 04, 2018. No, A God-Sized Vision Doesn't Need To Be Big And Scary Faith and leadership are more about long stretches of waiting, wandering and wondering
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
Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ’s purposes.
Church LeadershipJuly 09, 2018. Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas The ten year vision won't be realized.
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.
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.
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
elusive web of personalities and relationships in a small church is much harder than planning a sermon series, hiring staff members, or casting a vision for the Control ≠ Leadership.
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
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
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
“Don't come to me looking for empathy. Talk to my wife.”; “Get on board with my vision or get out.”. High EQ is unimportant and antithetical to dynamic leadership.
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
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
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?
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.
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
His point: you need to know your current chip count before spending your leadership stake on and pulling back the layers of clouding issues can provide us with clearer vision to see
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Sports are rarely the problem; inadequate leadership in the home is. David E. Prince is pastor of preaching and vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
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