SEVEN REASONS CLARITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR STRONG CHURCHES

“You cannot lead a strong organization without extraordinary clarity.”  A. Stanley As church leaders, we are bombarded with “have tos”, “how tos” and “must dos”.  There’s no way we can do everything.  That’s why clarity is so important. Take heart – You don’t need to do extraordinary things. You need to do ordinary things extraordinarily … Read more

Does Your Community Know About Your Church? (25 Ideas To Make It Happen)

If your community isn’t talking about your church – then do something to get the conversation going. We’re not going for things like, “What’s going on down there anyway?”  We don’t want bad publicity. We want things like, “I think the church is hosting that” or “Have you see what First Church did?! Wow!” Every … Read more

USE LEISURE WELL

Do you use leisure well?  I ran across this phrase in the book Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders.  It’s an intriguing concept – to do well with our leisure time. I think the push for Sabbath, both in scripture and from respected leaders in ministry, is a form of putting emphasis on leisure time. … Read more

THE INCREDIBLE VALUE OF FIVE PERCENT – DISCOVER ITS POWER

It’s tough to swallow, but about 80% of all you do can be done just as effectively by almost anyone else, according to Wayne Cordeiro, author of The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior .  Another 15% can be done by someone with a little training.  No one … Read more