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August 1, 2022
ELEMENTS OF ENRICHING STAFF MEETINGS

Staff meetings can be as satisfying as homemade bread or as stale as yesterday’s toast. As a leader, you want to serve up valuable meetings. The key is using the right ingredients and keeping it fresh. The word meeting has gotten a bad rap, and for good reason. Tell someone you’re going to one, and […]

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July 25, 2022
“ALL SYSTEMS PRAY!” 

The phrase “all systems go” harkens back to the era when space ships and missiles were in their heyday. It describes the pre-flight phase when all aspects of their complicated mechanisms were in sync and ready for launch. As leaders, we want every aspect of our ministries to function at optimal effectiveness. Since God is […]

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July 4, 2022
HOW TO HONOR LEADERS IN TRANSITION

While the culture of a great organization fosters longevity in its leaders, people are inevitably called to move on. In addition to a typical “thank you for serving” occasion, there is a deeply meaningful way to honor both outgoing and incoming leaders. Let’s take a look. A critical transition in sports is the baton pass […]

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May 16, 2022
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

It’s tempting as leaders to operate according to this popular idiom: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” After all, who doesn’t want to be strong and press through challenges? But Jesus offers a better way. Jesus’ disciples chose the better way when they couldn’t cast out a demon. Remember the story? A […]

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May 2, 2022
IF YOU BUILD IT…

Most of us can finish that sentence – “If you build it, he will come.” It’s from the 1989 Field of Dreams movie where an Iowa farmer built a baseball diamond for bygone players. Despite its fanciful Hollywood plot, the phrase contains a profound truth. If you put intentional effort into something, you usually reap […]

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April 25, 2022
LIGHTEN UP

Got any back pain these days? How about tightness in your neck or shoulders? Sure, we’re leaning into our computer screens every day, but are we also shouldering responsibilities on our own? Two good friends – both ministry leaders – said the exact same thing to me recently: “I just need two solid weeks where […]

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March 28, 2022
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE UNSETTLED

As leaders, we like to be resolute. Firm. Forward-moving. So when we feel uncertain about an agreed-upon direction, it can be tempting to ignore it. But unpacking the unsettledness will pave the way for an even better future. Years ago I became unsettled about a significant ministry decision we’d made months prior. I had two […]

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March 14, 2022
WHY INTENTIONALITY MATTERS   

A leader’s world can spin so fast there’s barely an opportunity to focus on God. But like Olympic divers who regularly orient themselves to the water so they can enter it splash-free – being intentional in our pursuit of God is essential to good leadership. At our staff’s weekly Body of Christ time in early […]

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