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February 20, 2023
HOW TO ESTABLISH MINISTRY CULTURE

If mission is king, culture is queen. A vital mission without an honoring culture will eventually wilt. But a life-giving culture enables the mission to flourish. Let’s learn how. Twenty years ago, God began imprinting His culture on our hearts. He did it by pointing out how weary we’d become from running “fast and furious” […]

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February 13, 2023
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MINISTRY CULTURE?

Next to mission, a godly culture is essential for ministry effectiveness. Absent a healthy culture, mission suffers. So what exactly is ministry culture, and how do you identify yours? Early on in our ministry, our staff was relatively small. We had an unusually strong rapport—personalities, giftings, and skillsets jived well. We enjoyed each other. We […]

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January 24, 2023
ARE YOU ON AUTOPILOT?

As Christian leaders, we know God called us, loves us, and empowers us for the work of the ministry. But even though these truths are the wind beneath our wings, we sometimes take them for granted and lead on autopilot. How do we stay engaged with God and lead vibrantly?      When my late husband […]

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January 17, 2023
HOW TO PREP YOUR ANNUAL TED TALK

TED Talks are short, powerful speeches given by 2,000+ leaders since 1984. TED Talks celebrated their one billionth video view in 2012, and since then they’ve averaged 17 new page views a second. In a ministry leader’s world, their speech for the annual gala or banquet rises to the level of a TED talk. So […]

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January 2, 2023
How to Have Cultural Integrity at Board Meetings

The culture of a ministry is the foundational beliefs and values on which its relationships and decision-making are built. Godly leaders establish cultural consistency throughout the organization, even at board meetings.   The three cultural foundation stones at our ministry are: 1) honoring God 2) cultivating healthy relationships with each other 3) seeking God’s wisdom […]

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December 26, 2022
METAPHORICALLY WRITING

Leaders are born with a megaphone at their mouth and a laptop at their fingertips. Whether they’re giving stadium keynotes or elevator speeches, writing year-end appeals or weekly thank you notes, they paint the sky with their impassioned, flowery words. But… leaders who learn to write tight have happier readers. Did you catch what I […]

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December 12, 2022
“SHEPHERD CARE” FOR SHEPHERDS

Good leaders are good shepherds. They genuinely and actively care for the people they lead. They shepherd well because they’re Shepherded well. If you’ve read my blogs recently, you know God led me out of my “God chair” and into the great outdoors. He’s used the open surroundings to open my spirit to His in […]

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November 21, 2022
HOW TO HAVE EYES THAT SEE

God gifts leaders with vision, administrative ability, and people skills. But one of His greatest gifts is the ability to see with spiritual eyes. Let’s learn how to strengthen this ability. A few years ago, my husband, Ron and I stood on a pier overlooking a shallow body of water. To my surprise, a whole […]

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