Everyone that I talk with has a desire to grow up in their leadership. Not many leaders want to just stay where they are at. I think that many leaders believe that growth requires more ability or more experience. Although, this is a part of it, I think moving up in leadership requires more than … Continue reading 3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization
You know, I have never met a pastor who does not want their church to grow. All pastors desire for their church to grow (at least I hope they do). In order to grow and have sustainable growth, you must develop a culture of leadership in your church. You cannot simply do everything yourself and … Continue reading 3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church
Have you ever hit a wall in your volunteer numbers? You grew the amount of people engaged through serving and then eventually you hit a wall and could not grow it further with your current structure in place. There are seasons you go through where your volunteer engagement is much higher than other seasons. It … Continue reading Steps To Growing Your Volunteer Team
This past weekend, our church was faced with a tough decision, should we cancel church because of Hurricane Irma? Our church is in the Jacksonville, FL area where the hit should not be too damaging (hopefully). So the decision was hard for us because of a number of reasons: The storm wasn't hitting Jacksonville until … Continue reading How To Know When To Cancel Church
Craig Groeschel said recently in a podcast that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If this is true, and I believe every successful organization would say yes, then what should our culture be like? What values should our organization or church hold to so that we have a good culture? Every church has different things that … Continue reading 4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church
Well, this past weekend was a milestone in my life. I graduated with my M.Div degree in Pastoral Studies over the weekend. I never thought that I would get a degree beyond a four-year degree, but with a bit of encouragement from some close friends, I started the process five years ago, and now am … Continue reading 3 Things I Plan To Do Now That Seminary Is Over!
Continuing to update and grow your vision is one of the most difficult tasks that leaders face. Leaders are called to lead people to carry out the vision that they have. Vision is important? Why? People are attracted to organizations that have purpose. People follow vision driven people. Bottom line, if you want followers, you … Continue reading How to obtain a God sized Vision for your Church