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Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, preacher, weaknesses, character, handicap, prayer team, staff, public speaking, adrenaline, Saddleback Church, Peter, Paul, confession, dependence on God, pride, governor, minister
Instead of hiding and denying our weaknesses, we need to learn to recognize them. We need to learn to share them. And we need to learn to glory in our weaknesses. If God is ever going to use you greatly, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 November 2013 / Vision
Tags: Rick Warren, creative juices, enthusiasm, energy level, team, rhythm, burnout, external drains, compensation, energy cycles, Saddleback Church, staff members, flexible schedules
The quickest way to destroy a team is to burn them out. And you don’t have to look around the field of ministry very long to realize that the ministry is filled with burned-out leaders. But it’s possible ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 November 2013 / Media
Tags: Freedom House Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, Phil Cooke, racism, media, social media, firestorm, crisis, response, Tory Maxwell, apology, team meetings, public information, secrets, digital age, ...
Recently, Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., was confronted by the incredible power and influence of the media. When a member of the church’s leadership team sent an email to the congregation ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 / Growth
Tags: Kyle Searcy, church planting, growth, expansion, parents, exhilaration, baby, DNA, Norcross, Atlanta, Montgomery, team work, dream, funds, grace, components, prayer, community, spiritual exercis
When my wife and I decided to start a family, we thought we were ready to become parents. We had read the best books, asked for advice from our most auspicious relatives and mustered our prayer life around ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 / Administration
Tags: Gina McClain, multi-site church, kids' ministry, strategy, volunteers, launch team, programming, philosophies, negotiables, curriculum, parameters, values, theology, intradependence
Your initial steps into the world of the multisite church can be intimidating. It isn’t a lack of willingness to make it happen; it’s simply knowing where to begin. Launching your first multisite location, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ryan Stigile, Tony Morgan, Unstuck Group, team meeting, initiative, good ideas, lack of time, working for the weekend, wrong person, failure to plan, trade-offs
We’ve all seen it before. The team meeting went exceptionally well and everyone is energized by ideas that could greatly improve the church. But only six months later, conversations about “What will happen ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Kenny Luck, Saddleback Church, self-protection, leaders, spirit, team, relationship, marketplace, wolves, Jesus, communication, suck up
I am one of those people who believes the best about other people. In my career as a junior guy working his way up and as a CEO, I have met all sorts of leaders in the marketplace and, now, in the church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, casualties, people pleaser, goal, pastors, leaders, satisfaction, tension, team, disloyalty, burnout, frustration, vision, mediocrity
Leadership is hard and every decision a leader makes is subject to opinion—lots of different opinions. Every hard decision a leader makes excites some and upsets others. At the same time, most of us who ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Dan Reiland, prayer, results, leader, maturity, practice, partners, 12Stone, heaven and hell, communications, Holy Spirit, team
The longer I run the race of ministry, the more I realize it is prayer that keeps me going and produces results that last. It's not uncommon that as a young leader, I “ran” more than prayed. As I’ve matured, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Discipleship, culture, churches, pastors, salvation, growth, equipping, vision, mission, BHAG, cheerleader, czar, Implementation Team, communication package, plan
... your people in a small group with an average of eight people. For example if you have 200 people, 80 percent = 160 divided by 8 = 20 small groups. Determine how many trained small group leaders you have, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Gina McClain, juggling, ministry, special events, team building, volunteer, personnel, encouragement, tough stuff, balls, ground
Juggling is an art.  And it’s fascinating to watch. My role in ministry is a constant juggle.  There are always projects, special events, team building, volunteer recruiting, personnel conversations, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, bad habits, teams, ministry strategy, stuck, laedership team, plans, growth, meetings, schedules, offerings, conversation
Habits impact churches much more than they realize. In fact, many churches are stuck because of bad habits. Charles Duhigg writes in The Power of Habit, “Most of the choices we make each day may feel ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, struggling, team, succeed, admit it, recast vision, evaluate, change, potential, celebrate, encourage, turnaround
I talk with team leaders every week where the team is struggling and trying to figure out how to succeed again. I understand. I’ve been the leader of teams in situations like that many times. Every team ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, J. Crew, Strategic Operating Plans, teams, mission, vision, core strategies
... of Fast Company recently featured an article by Danielle Sacks that really demonstrates the importance of strategic planning. Perspective: Where are we now? – In 2003, the company found themselves in financial ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, core values, church, Jehu, 2 Kings, unity, team, passion, Cornerstone Community Church
Core Values: The ideals and values we hold that are non-negotiable, that serve as filters for all of our efforts to accomplish our mission. (My working definition.)  The story of Jehu in 2 Kings ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 13 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, organizational, team, control, business, church, DNA, delegation, creativity, characteristics, personal growth, independent thought, followers
In my years leading in business and churches, I have known many people who claim to be leaders, but they are actually nothing more than controllers of people. There is a huge difference in leading and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Brad Lomenick, make it happen, team, culture, goals, leaders, responsibility, promptness, meetings, solve problems
All of us want to be part of a team that is successful, accomplishes goals and gets things done. But a “make it happen” team culture is only possible if we, as individuals and leaders, are truly committed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ron Edmondson, odd man out, team, resistant, change, negative, excuse, solution
Have you ever heard the phrase “odd man out?” It means you didn’t fit. You don’t measure up for some reason. You were excluded. It hurts. I’ve been that person numerous times. I get it because I’m pastor ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Robert Crosby, empowering, kingdom, leader, impact, people, self-assessment, Paul, teams
Are you choosing to be an empowered leader or an empowering one? The results for each one couldn’t be more opposite—or impacting. A leader whose focus is holding on to power will ultimately cause a ministry ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Kim Martinez, ministry, leadership, team, spiritual, compass, direction, traffic
When I was learning to drive, I lived in the country. Roads were narrow, one lane in each direction. One of the first things you learn when driving in tight quarters is to keep your eye on the right edge ... [ +++ ]
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