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Leaders Without Titles
October 29, 2008 – 5:44 am | 2 Comments

Last week, I wrote a post titled “Our Church Has a Management Problem”, where I suggested that church staff are often managers rather than leaders. So, the question needs to be asked – “Can I …

How to Become a Leader (in 10 easy steps)
October 28, 2008 – 5:41 am | Comments Off

I find it amazing how many books are in print regarding leadership. This blog has (hopefully) saved you long hours of reading those books to get to the core of leadership in the church. If …

The Church Needs You to Lead
October 27, 2008 – 5:39 am | Comments Off

The church needs you. The church needs you to get involved. To get involved in ways you may never have before. I’m going to do it. I’m asking you to do it as well. The …

Our Church Has a Management Problem – Part 2
October 23, 2008 – 5:51 am | 2 Comments

Yesterday, I discussed the idea of the church having a management problem. Church staff are too busy managing to lead, leaving tired staff and volunteers with lots of tasks and little direction. I want to …

Our Church Has a Management Problem
October 22, 2008 – 5:49 am | Comments Off

Does your church have a management problem? I think most churches do, they just don’t know it. Churches require three types of people: those willing to volunteer their time, those willing to manage those volunteering …

Technology Doesn’t Lead, It Enables
October 21, 2008 – 5:36 am | One Comment

I have noticed the recent trend of using technology to reduce the loss of church membership. Somehow, we think that if we have just the right database of information about our church membership, we’ll keep …

Lead By Removing Frustration
October 20, 2008 – 5:36 am | Comments Off

Being a blog reader can be a frustrating experience. My favorite blogs can say exactly what I’m thinking or what I haven’t been able to put into words. Or they can make me mad because …

Andy Stanley at Catalyst 2008
October 15, 2008 – 6:05 am | Comments Off

Tim Stevens took some great notes from the Catalyst 2008 Conference. I especially enjoyed reading about the things Andy Stanley had to say:

We want our leaders to have consistency between what they say and what …

Ministry Beginnings
September 3, 2008 – 5:26 am | Comments Off

There is something beautiful about beginnings. It creates excitement, anticipation, and an energy that can’t be matched. When was the last time you embarked on something new? How did you feel?
Think about these beginnings …

Ministry Agendas
September 2, 2008 – 5:17 am | Comments Off

What is your ministry agenda? It is a simple question but can reveal lots about where your ministry is headed.
Church ministry is about love, without agenda. It means giving time and hard work to …