5 Tips For Handling Discouragement In Leadership

When you sign up to be a leader, you also sign up to experience some seasons of discouragement. It comes with the territory. Not everyone will like your decisions and will let you know it….sometimes in “not so nice ways.” You will lose people. Some because they don’t care for you as their leader and some because you have to let them go. You will be frustrated at times with an employee’s performance and cannot express your frustration to your closest friends, because they are on the team with you. There is oftentimes loneliness at the top. You will feel … Continue reading 5 Tips For Handling Discouragement In Leadership

4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity

So you work in a church? Great, but you have probably experienced seasons of discouragement that make you want to quit. Being a church leader is like many jobs in that they are stressful, but it is a different type of stress. You cannot walk away from the stress. You take it home with you and see the people who give you stress on the weekends. You are called to ministry so you have an emotional and spiritual connection that is deep. Your life is centered around the church. You are alone. There is pressure to live up to a … Continue reading 4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity

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 grow. Sure doing everything yourself may grow your church to 200, but I doubt you get beyond that without developing leaders around you. The question that has boggled my mind lately though is this: If leadership development is so important, why are churches not better … Continue reading 3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

Three Of The Best Leadership Principles That I Have Learned

I have been in leadership for over 10 years. In those years, I have learned so many principles that have shaped the way that I lead today. Many of which I have learned by failure, I am sad to say. You could write a hundred posts about leadership principles, and never run out of content, but I wanted to share three of the very best leadership principles that I have learned in my lifetime. You could add so many more to this list, but these are three that have shaped my experience the best: 1. When you stop learning, you … Continue reading Three Of The Best Leadership Principles That I Have Learned

Benefits of a Simple Church

I have grown up in a very busy church. I have been accustomed to a Sunday morning, Sunday school, Sunday evening, and  Wednesday evening services for the week. Then  the bulletin is also filled with event information as well. I grew up being at the church at least 6 days a week. 6 months ago, I moved to Jacksonville, Florida to help with a multi-site church plant. We chose to create a simple church atmosphere. This is much different from the culture that I grew up in. Neither are wrong, but let me share a few benefits with you about a … Continue reading Benefits of a Simple Church