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Leadership Development: Staircase Method Examples
October 14, 2007 – 4:13 pm | Comments Off

Building on the recent post about the Staircase Method of leadership development, let’s look at some examples of how others are successfully using this model to grow their leadership base. This will help you understand …

Leadership Development: Mountains or Staircases?
October 7, 2007 – 6:26 pm | 3 Comments

Do you use the “mountain method” or “staircase method” to leadership development? Growing the next generation of leaders is essential to your continued growth and the growth of your church. Without leadership development, you’ll end …

Temporary Leaders Never Are
September 30, 2007 – 6:14 pm | One Comment

I often hear of churches that place leaders into a temporary position to fill a need. “We’ll replace them with a more permanent person later” is what they often say. The problem that can occur, …

What You Do Is What They Hear
September 23, 2007 – 8:12 pm | One Comment

It is, unfortunately, a common story. A volunteer is having a difficult time with something or someone on their team. They approach their leader for help in resolving the issue. “Don’t worry. I’ll take care …

Prevent the High School Experience in Church
August 19, 2007 – 2:45 pm | 4 Comments

One of the labels that makes me ill is the division of volunteers into “core team” or “first team” instead of just team. I don’t know how many times I hear ministry leaders talk about …

When you assume…
July 30, 2007 – 8:41 pm | Comments Off

When you assume that your volunteers want to serve every week, they will burn out.
When you assume that your volunteers will tell you when something is wrong, they won’t.
When you assume that your volunteers will …