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The Big Picture: Churches, Twitter, and Facebook
June 30, 2009 – 5:03 am | Comments Off

I was recently asked what churches should do about Twitter and Facebook. In fact, there are a lot of bloggers that have different opinions on this as well, many of them with some great ideas. …

Big Picture Thinking
June 29, 2009 – 5:58 am | Comments Off

Details, details, details. Every day is filled with the details we need to make things happen. When was the last time you stopped and did some big picture thinking?
Big picture thinking requires getting away from …

Start Where You Are: Your Leadership
June 25, 2009 – 5:26 am | Comments Off

When was the last time you took some time away from your team? How did they handle it?
A team, no matter how big or small, is only as effective as the leaders involved. This includes …

Start Where You Are: Team Size
June 24, 2009 – 5:39 am | Comments Off

I work with a lot of startups. I really love working with early startups because they are small, often with just a founder or founding partners. Compared to larger companies, which I’ve worked with as …

Start Where You Are: Your Prayer
June 23, 2009 – 5:30 am | Comments Off

Do you spend more time praying for your team today, or what you want tomorrow? Your prayer life often determines your heart, so it is a good idea to check yourself and your prayer life …

Start Where You Are: Your Budget
June 22, 2009 – 5:14 am | Comments Off

Budgets are often an issue that cause a team leader the most trouble. Some things cannot get done without a budget. Often, church staff are restricted in what they can safely allocate and therefore have …

Start Where You Are: Your People
June 17, 2009 – 5:35 am | Comments Off

Effective teams don’t happen overnight. Volunteer teams are the most difficult to make effective, as people come and go. Unlike a full-time job, people may leave for personal or job-related reasons. This makes team dynamics …

Start Where You Are: Your Vision
June 16, 2009 – 5:21 am | Comments Off

Do you have a vision for your team? Is it a big vision?
Great leaders build a big vision. A vision so big that you’ll never get it done yourself. A vision so big that only …

Start Where You Are Today
June 15, 2009 – 5:17 am | Comments Off

I hear from many leaders that are frustrated. Frustrated that they aren’t doing what the bigger churches are doing. Frustrated that their team isn’t working together as well as other teams they’ve seen. Frustrated that …

Everyday Leadership: Leading in the Church
April 23, 2009 – 5:54 am | Comments Off

I think it is important to have a reminder of why we lead in our church. It is about more than just a title. It is about more than just understanding more than others about …