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Dealing With Doubt In Leadership
February 15, 2010 – 4:18 am | Comments Off

Every leader struggles with doubt. Sometimes it is doubt about the decisions that have been made. Sometimes it is doubt about their own leadership abilities. Overcoming doubt is an important skill for leaders. Let’s find out how to handle it.

Are You Giving Your Best Leadership?
February 10, 2010 – 4:42 am | Comments Off

Being a generous leader requires that you give your best leadership. This means that you are willing to sacrifice your own agenda for the needs of your team. It also means a lot more.

Are You a Brainwashed Leader?
February 9, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

Seth Godin has released a short manifesto at ChangeThis.com called “Brainwashed: Seven Ways to Reinvent Yourself”. Here is a short excerpt:
It’s like this: we were brainwashed. Brainwashed into believing a set of rules that aren’t …

Are You a Generous Leader?
February 8, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

Leaders tend to come in two varieties: output-focused and people-focused. The output-focused leader gives priority to the tasks and deadlines ahead: church building upkeep, weekly metrics, and monthly goals. The people-focused leader spends their time investing in their team, guiding them to be better disciples, and after that looking at tasks, metrics, and goals. Which one are you?

How Can Church Staff Help Volunteers Succeed?
January 28, 2010 – 4:57 am | Comments Off

Tony Morgan recently interviewed an anonymous volunteer about how he sees the role of church staff in managing volunteers. Here are some excerpts:
TONY: What are some things staff leaders can do to set volunteers up …

Would You Join Your Team?
January 27, 2010 – 4:06 am | Comments Off

A simple question to ask yourself that will get you to think:
If you were just an average member of your church and you ran across your team, would you join?
If your answer is yes, ask …

The Economy and the Church: Too Few Disciples
January 21, 2010 – 4:05 am | Comments Off

Yesterday, we talked about churches having too few leaders. Now, let’s dig into the details of how a church can recover when they have too few leaders.
Leadership is demonstrated again and again in the Bible. …

The Economy and the Church: Too Few Leaders
January 20, 2010 – 4:48 am | 5 Comments

I hear this question over and over again. It is a question that is common to just about every church, but more common with the economic downturn and recent staff layoffs.
The question is: How do …

The Economy and the Church: Too Much Staff
January 19, 2010 – 4:07 am | One Comment

Over recent years, there has been a trend in churches to hire more staff.
Need to get something done? Hire a new staff member.
Need some more ministries created? Hire a new staff member.
Need to reach a …

The Economy and the Church: Too Much Stuff
January 18, 2010 – 4:53 am | Comments Off

As a church, we’ve had an abundance of giving and growth. Many churches have had more giving than ever. Some churches have grown from a few hundred to many thousands of members. We have more …