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

Get Your Vision from the Clouds to the Calendar

Being a leader at any level requires moving the vision forward every day.  If you don’t intentionally cast the vision and keep it in front, it will be impossible to grow your team, your people and your organization.  You need to do something every day to move the vision forward. I liked the way I … Read more

Eight P’s for Achievment

Each summer we publish the Harvest Handbook for our ministry teams who travel to camps, churches and events.  The back of this booklet contains several little thoughts and this is one of them, though, the author is unknown.  Here are the eight P’s for achievement: Prepare Prayerfully.   Prayer needs to be the foundation.  Prayer is the where … Read more

Get the fire back in your belly!

Regaining vision & momentum. There may come a time when you realize that you have just been coasting.  You still say the right words, you still do the right stuff, but you just don’t have the passion to make a serious impact.  What used to be intentional is now institutional.  The creator of the universe … Read more

The Prerequisite for Healthy and Strong Congregations

One key component to a healthy congregation is strong systems – strength for the bones.  The skeleton is the structure you have in place so that life can be added! How are the bones held together in your congregation?  What systems are in place so that people can be a part of mission, worship and … Read more