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

Move Beyond The Ordinary To Generate Leadership

“Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership.” – Tribes, Seth Godin Could it be that the reason the church has trouble “generating leadership” is because of ordinary thinking and ordinary effort? Sometimes I think pastors look at other churches – especially in this day and age of one church conference and … Read more

More Faith in God, Less in Self

It probably takes years for a leader to be weaned from faith in himself.  It’s not that young leaders don’t believe in God or trust in Christ alone for salvation.  It’s just that older leaders have learned to trust in themselves less.   Godly older leaders have seen their own decisions play out. They’ve experienced … Read more

How Are Leaders Made?

Leaders are developed most naturally through these three means:  Relationship – Leadership quality people have almost always had a solid relationship with someone who mentored and showed them the way.  Whether it was a family member, a parent or other significant person, a relationship is at the core of a leader’s effectiveness.  If you love … Read more

Harvest Attributes

There’s a little model that we created in Harvest Ministry to help understand how we want each Harvest Team Member to be shaped and formed.  We want to be molded in Christ-likeness – as fully equipped leaders. Team members are invited into the circle of being formed.  It’s not a cookie cutter mold.  The team … Read more

7 Characteristics of an Effective Church Office

The church office can be structured in a million different ways.  I have been in churches where the office staff is numerous, but the hallways are very solemn and quiet.  I have been in church offices with very few staff and there is bustle and energy.  I have experienced church office staff when there is … Read more

7 Indications You Have Discovered a Future Leader

One of our jobs as leaders is to uncover future leaders and bring them along side us.  Whether it’s a church, a non-profit or other organization, discovering future leaders is one of the defining characteristics of long term success.  Here are seven indications you may have discovered such a person: They like to talk about … Read more

Quotes from Rev. M. L. King

I’m grateful for the days we celebrate in the US that center around Christian leaders…  MLK, St. Valentine, Jesus, etc. Today is the only national holiday for a US preacher – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are a few quotes from him: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive … Read more