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
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Many couldn't imagine joining a congregation that didn't fit their ideal vision of church—one Before I began any formal leadership role in the local church, I immersed myself in volunteer
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.
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
Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
To be sure, pastoral idolatry and totalitarian forms of leadership have no place in the church of It shows up in our vision casting, when guilt and shame are the primary motivators we
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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