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A Story of 5 Strangers
July 15, 2009 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off

My wife recently mentioned that a team at a nearby church was trying to raise money for 5 strangers. These strangers don’t attend our church. They don’t know anyone there. It just happens that someone …

The Cause-Driven Church
July 14, 2009 – 3:48 pm | Comments Off

If your church had a single, specific cause for which it exists in your community, what would it be?
Not sure what your cause is? Then your church’s vision isn’t clear enough.
Have more than one cause? …

The Burnout-Driven Church
July 13, 2009 – 3:45 pm | Comments Off

The “B word” used to be something people didn’t talk about. That word that meant you aren’t “Christian enough.” The word that tells everyone that you don’t love God enough. The word is burnout.
Thankfully, we …

Vision-Focused vs. God-Focused Leadership
April 15, 2009 – 5:04 am | Comments Off

I think vision is great. God can give us a vision that is simply amazing. He can guide us to something we never would have imagined possible through a personal vision. How you handle the …

Developing Your Leadership Heart
April 14, 2009 – 5:02 am | Comments Off

It is too easy to let your leadership heart shrink like the Grinch. We can get caught up in the day-to-day work of ministry and forget what is really important. We can let our hearts …

The Heart of a Leader
April 13, 2009 – 5:37 am | Comments Off

Ever have “one of those weeks”? Perhaps even “one of those months” or “one of those years”? Yeah, me too. Leading can take a toll on many of us, especially when things are not going …

Volunteers Require Time
April 8, 2009 – 5:51 am | Comments Off

As a lay leader, I’m reminded often that not everyone has the same amount of time to give. Some can give several hours per week. Some can only give a few hours per month or …

Projects Require Time
April 7, 2009 – 5:50 am | Comments Off

Every three months or so, I start on a new project. I am a software architect and my job requires me to move to different projects throughout the year. I’ve worked on startup airlines, medical …

Who Is In Charge of Your Projects?
April 6, 2009 – 5:49 am | Comments Off

Projects are necessary to make church happen. We have projects for everything from VBS to Fall Festivals.
During a recent Bible study, someone in my group asked, “Is your project in charge of you, or is …

What Season Are You In?
April 1, 2009 – 5:16 am | Comments Off

Craig Groeschel recently posed the question “What season are you in?”. Here is what he has to say:
To be truly successful in ministry, it is important to respect and respond to God’s ministry seasons. In …

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