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 to’s”, “how to”s” and “must do’s”.  There’s no way we can get to all of it.  And that’s why clarity is so important. Take heart – you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need … 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

FOR A GREAT FOUNDATION, HELP YOUR STUDENTS PRIORITIZE THEIR SUMMER CALENDAR

Summers fly by. And if life is going to indeed be that busy, we need to switch to thinking about how we are investing our time. It’s no longer about looking for something to fill our time. It’s now about which of these things are going to make the most impact in our lives and … Read more

THREE SURPRISING PLACES YOU SHOULD DECLUTTER IN LIFE

Decluttering has become a fad. Everyone seems to be making life, work, and home more streamlined, sleek, and minimal. Anyone serving in specialized ministries, part-time church staff roles, or other ministries knows how crazy schedules can be when wearing several hats and meeting all your obligations. Is it time to streamline? Where can you declutter? … Read more

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 – leaders with enthusiasm for Jesus, people, the church, and ministry. Enthusiasm can be defined as displaying enjoyment, interest, or approval about a particular subject or activity with a desire to be involved. … Read more

Why Church Leaders Need Daily Devotions To Be Successful

Time with God each day is like fresh bread.  It nourishes, it revives, it sustains.  The Word helps us to remain faithful, continuously keeps our eyes toward heaven and keeps us steady.  Digging into the God inspired and life giving Scripture is more than just reading – it’s engaging with God’s Spirit and allowing it … Read more

SEVEN FREE WAYS TO MOVE YOUR TEAM FORWARD

Every team could use more effectiveness, productivity, and growth all while spending less money.  Here are 7 ways any leader can help move their team forward – and it won’t cost a penny. Expectation – Expectation is the key to getting the best performance from your volunteers and staff.  Setting expectations and following through with them are important. Start … Read more

THINK LIKE A CHURCH PLANT AND GROW (EIGHT ATTRIBUTES)

I have been in many churches over the years.  I have visited established churches – churches that have been around for many decades.  And I have also been in several young church plants. Over the years, I have found myself saying that a church plant can learn a lot from an established church. But, an established church … Read more