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August 30, 2022
HOW TO FOLLOW GOD IN WORSHIP

Most Christian leaders worship, but aren’t worship leaders per se. So how do you lead your team to actively honor God when you don’t have a degree in music? And, more importantly, how do you follow God’s lead during a time of worship? Let’s take a look. A small group of leaders gathered for a […]

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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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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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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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March 7, 2022
LETTING GO OF OFFENSE

When we’re offended as leaders, it’s tempting to keep track of every jot and tittle – especially when it’s a long-standing, multi-layered conflict. We want to hold court and hold the offending party accountable for each aspect. But is that Jesus’ way? In my early years of ministry, an offense from another ministry leader rose […]

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January 31, 2022
HOW TO HAVE HARD CONVERSATIONS

If you’re a typical leader, hard conversations come with the territory. When human beings with their unique personalities and perspectives work side-by-side – sparks can fly. Let’s unpack the dynamics and look for ways to keep conversations productive, not explosive. Hard conversations usually follow disagreements, which often stem from different viewpoints. Let’s use the tale […]

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December 15, 2021
“YOU FOLLOW ME!”

Great leaders surround themselves with other great leaders. They’re not afraid to have significant bench strength – a team of talented individuals who shine in their own right. That’s not to say they don’t occasionally wince with envy while applauding an associate’s success. If you can relate – you’re in good company, and Jesus has […]

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