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New Website: WhatYouDoIsWhatTheyHear.com
October 17, 2007 – 10:51 pm | 2 Comments

I have rolled out a new website called WhatYouDoIsWhatTheyHear.com that features some of the principles from the recent post with the same title. The purpose of the site is to provide a simple page for …

Leadership Development: Staircase Method Examples
October 14, 2007 – 4:13 pm | Comments Off

Building on the recent post about the Staircase Method of leadership development, let’s look at some examples of how others are successfully using this model to grow their leadership base. This will help you understand …

Leadership Development: Mountains or Staircases?
October 7, 2007 – 6:26 pm | 3 Comments

Do you use the “mountain method” or “staircase method” to leadership development? Growing the next generation of leaders is essential to your continued growth and the growth of your church. Without leadership development, you’ll end …

Temporary Leaders Never Are
September 30, 2007 – 6:14 pm | One Comment

I often hear of churches that place leaders into a temporary position to fill a need. “We’ll replace them with a more permanent person later” is what they often say. The problem that can occur, …

What You Do Is What They Hear
September 23, 2007 – 8:12 pm | One Comment

It is, unfortunately, a common story. A volunteer is having a difficult time with something or someone on their team. They approach their leader for help in resolving the issue. “Don’t worry. I’ll take care …

Recruiting volunteers for the future
July 11, 2007 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

Have you ever thought about how many potential volunteers you could recruit tomorrow by investing some time on them today? One of the recurring patterns I have been seeing recently is the reactive nature of …

How Do You Develop Leaders?
July 4, 2007 – 7:29 pm | 2 Comments

I’m in the process of expanding on the leadership training materials I’ve recently developed for my church, specifically on how to encourage leader development. I already have some ideas written down – now it …

Love First, Words Second
May 16, 2007 – 11:47 am | Comments Off

From a recent interview by Guy Kawasaki with Richard Stearns, President of World Vision, speaking on acting in love to build trust and make an impact:
Question:Are you trying to end poverty or evangelize Christianity?
Answer: As …

New eBook Available!
March 19, 2007 – 5:03 pm | 2 Comments

I’m excited to announce the first in a series of eBooks from Agile Ministry. Handle With Care will help you improve your church or ministry leadership by offering practical, easy-to-read chapters on a variety of …

Recruiting Through Marketing
February 28, 2007 – 7:14 pm | One Comment

You may not realize it, but you are marketing your ministry to the members of your church with everything that you say and do. Simply, marketing is the method of convincing someone that what you …

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