Administration

The Wineskin Workers

Effective administration ensures the best outpouring of the Holy SpiritD-MinLead-Admin

Administration’s time has come. These words still echo in my head two years after first hearing them in the form of a prophetic word. That word would cause me to fully embrace and value my gift of administration, as well as encourage others to do the same.

Administration is often misunderstood to be about typing, filing and clerical work. To study administration is to study how to lead and manage change. Administration is leadership. Misunderstanding, devaluing or disowning this gift is a huge mistake, particularly at this moment in history. We live in the days of the greatest change and opportunity this world has ever seen. The corporate world has grasped this and has stewarded increase with great skill, creativity and hard work.

At the same time, the church is hesitant to embrace the very gift that will enable it to carry out the God-given assignment of stewarding increase, change and transformation. 

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Are You Pastoring Your City?

Four ways to mobilize your church into political and marketplace influenced-MinLead-Influence


Serving a city involves accepting responsibility for spiritual climate beyond your congregation. As pastor of a local church, my awakening occurred when Holy Spirit whispered, “I want you to pastor this city.”

The implications of that simple directive radically redirected ministry philosophy and tangibly shifted our community to become a city where our mayor now boldly announces “Jesus is Lord in Cedar Hill, Texas.” The practical effect of activism requires pastors and churches to consider themselves partners, even owners (generators) of community values.

For example, when a business prospers or a neighborhood improves, I celebrate as though the title were in my name. When a business closes its doors or the school system struggles, I mourn. Our partnership with political leaders, business owners, school officials and citizen’s groups provides unparalleled treasure and opportunity for “kingdom to come, here, now” in cities across America.

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Volunteers that Stick

Twenty ways to recruit the greatest team of helpers on the planet.

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How to Avoid Death by Meeting

Seven ways to take the “bored” out of the boardroom.

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Leadership Blunders

Three of the most common mistakes leaders make and how to avoid them.

Since I speak to thousands of people in our sanctuary each week and since those people keep coming back it seems safe to conclude that I am an excellent communicator. Or so I assumed for years.

Recently, however, I have discovered that my communication skills are not nearly as refined as my congregation would have me believe. Seminary training can mislead. If we're not careful, we might come away from our studies believing public communication skills are paramount in ministry.

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Lessons From Egypt

One of the Bible's best leadership models comes from an unlikely source.



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