3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization

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

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3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

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

5 Practices Of Healthy Leaders

Have you ever wondered how high capacity leaders got to where they are? I mean did it just happen overnight, was it a natural God given talent, or did they have to work to get to where they are? From my perspective, I believe that high capacity leaders have habits that they do which has … Continue reading 5 Practices Of Healthy Leaders

Freebie Friday: A 6 week lesson on Colossians

Today's freebie friday comes from my friends over at youthministry360! These guys are great, and are constantly looking at ways to resource and equip student pastors so that they can be more effective in their ministry! They have tons of free resources, but also a lot of resources that are worth checking out for purchase … Continue reading Freebie Friday: A 6 week lesson on Colossians

7 Tips for following up with visitors

One thing that a growing ministry must be doing well is follow up. How in the world do we follow-up with visitors that attend our student ministry? This past year, I challenged our group to get involved in inviting other students to come. It is easy to get in the routine of who you have, … Continue reading 7 Tips for following up with visitors

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Quick post—the top ten ways to completely bore and disconnect with those you teach: 1. Say something not worth hearing—This is basic, but if you want people to listen, start by saying something worth hearing. The number one reason we lose the attention of those we teach is that we’re not convincing them that what we … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Guest Post: Student Ministries Books Every Student Pastor Should Read

Austin McCann is a great friend of mine. He is in student ministry, and recently blogged about some student ministries books that are "must reads" for those working in student ministry. Here is his post, and I hope that it helps you as much as it did me. "In my last post I reviewed a … Continue reading Guest Post: Student Ministries Books Every Student Pastor Should Read