Great Leaders Have No Rules

I’ve been reading a book called Great Leaders Have No Rules by Kevin Kruse (2019). Kruse writes about ten ways leaders should break the unwritten rules. Here are three examples: Close your open door policy. Shut off your smartphone. Crowd … Continued

Signs Of [Digital] Revival In The Church

The church has been thrust into a digital world. What was once a luxury has become a necessity. Until now, the church treated the digital world as a luxury and now it’s a necessity. D. Jackson Price Praise the Lord … Continued

Two Questions Every Ministry Leader Must Honestly Answer

If you have been serving in ministry for any length of time, you have already gotten a sense of the potential craziness. Boundaries can be hard to set. Tasks involving people and volunteers always have many variables. Numerous voices share … Continued

Pastor: You Can’t Do It All, So Focus On This…

Even though most pastors instinctively know we can’t do it all, we try anyway. Perpetuated by a congregational belief that there are certain things only the pastor can do, the long list becomes almost comical. The pastor, just an ordinary, … Continued

9 Ways To Learn Like A Hummingbird

There is a big difference between the way a hummingbird nourishes itself versus the way a lion nourishes itself.  We should try to be like the hummingbird. A lion typically hunts it’s prey at night. It will kill a large … Continued

One Mark Of An Alive Church

A few of us cleaned and reorganized the backstage area of one of the worship spaces in our building this weekend. We just finished a big season and it was a mess. In addition to the usual worship band components … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

Keep It Simple For Your Volunteers

One thing paid ministry staff can do in the new year is to keep things simple for your volunteer teams. Ministry can easily become too complex. We lose the “why” behind our serving. Take this month to get a fresh … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait Too Long

We often make the mistake of waiting too long. The moment is gone, the iron has cooled. These missed opportunities have big implications for the church. Of course, there is still a need for caution. There will also be wisdom … Continued

How To Gain Leadership Wisdom

There are no shortcuts to wisdom. It takes time. You don’t gain wisdom in leadership just because you set out to be a wise leader, but because your goals are set on helping others. It doesn’t matter what role you … Continued

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