Every leader has an impact on the team that they lead. You can try to run away from this reality, but at the end of the day, you leave an impact on your team. The key question leaders must ask themselves is if the impact is a good or bad one. Every leader wants their … Continue reading 5 Ways To Frustrate The People You Lead
Last month I turned 32 years old. As I teach my college class, I am realizing very quickly that I am aging faster than I feel. I recognize that there are many reading this that are much older than me, but one thing that all of us have in common is this: as we age, … Continue reading If I Could Have A Conversation With My Younger Self, Here Is What I Would Say
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!
There are so many good young leaders. If you do not think so, you need to subscribe to Thom Rainer's blog. You can do so here. Jonathan Howe writes for Thom and does a regular young influencer list, and the list continues to grow. Seminaries are full of young leaders who have tons of potential. … Continue reading 3 Things Every Young Leader Can Do Right Now
Every growing church must ask themselves as they expand: Should we hire from the outside or the inside? I believe that in many cases, building is better than buying. In other words, hire and develop within your church rather than hiring outside of your church. Now, some positions are entirely fine for hiring, but I … Continue reading 3 Benefits to Building Leaders instead of Buying Leaders
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