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Telling Stories For Your Cause
December 1, 2008 – 5:09 am | Comments Off

Stories are important to your cause.
Stories bind your vision to the past and give hope to the future.
Stories help your volunteers recruit others.
Stories are personal.
Stories are a result of taking action on your vision.
Stories are …

Recruiting Volunteers For Your Cause
November 19, 2008 – 5:08 am | Comments Off

Continuing our discussion on how to start leading for your cause, let’s tackle the subject of recruiting. Without others, you aren’t leading – you are just taking a walk.
Volunteer recruiting is sometimes considered something magical, …

Painting a Vision For Your Cause
November 18, 2008 – 5:07 am | Comments Off

Have you ever seen a drawing or read a story that clearly painted a picture of the situation? That is what your vision should be. Your vision needs to be short, powerful, and tell a …

How to Get Started Leading For Your Cause
November 17, 2008 – 5:06 am | Comments Off

You have a cause to fight for. You have one or more Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) identified that will help support the cause. How do you get started?
There are a few key steps when …

Leading is an Obligation
November 12, 2008 – 5:10 am | Comments Off

According to Global Rich List, if you make at least $48,000 USD a year, you are in the top 1% of the world’s richest people. It may not feel like it, but you are. Every …

Leading Requires Risk
November 11, 2008 – 5:09 am | Comments Off

Leading isn’t safe. It requires you to step out. It requires you to take chances. It may even require you to fail before you succeed.
For Christians, this means stepping out beyond what we can do …

What is Stopping You From Leading?
November 10, 2008 – 5:07 am | Comments Off

We’ve been talking for a few weeks now on leadership. The Church needs you to lead. Your community needs you to lead. So, what is stopping you from leading?
Do you have a cause? A Big …

Anne Jackson on Lazy Church Staff and Complacency
November 5, 2008 – 5:12 am | 2 Comments

Anne Jackson wrote an interesting blog post recently about lazy church staff:
you want to know why some people get burned out in ministry? it’s not because they’re working too hard. it’s because they’ve set their …

Leader the Follow
November 4, 2008 – 5:01 am | Comments Off

So, you have your Big Hair Audacious Goal – that goal that God has placed on your heart and that you cannot quench. The next question is: “Should I lead or should I follow?”
There is …

Leadership is in the BHAG
November 3, 2008 – 5:59 am | 2 Comments

What is your cause? What is it that you want to see accomplished that is beyond your reach? Whatever it is, it is your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG).
A BHAG is something that only God …