Video of the Week: Leadership Development

Really enjoyed this video on leadership development by Mike Ely and Warren Bird. It’s a long one, but really worth it if you’re thinking of developing an intentional leadership development strategy in your church. Check it out:  

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How to Be a Great, Expendable, and Unimportant Leader

When it comes to leadership lessons in the Bible, few Old Testament figures get more press than Nehemiah. Nehemiah had his heart broken for his home country Israel and how Jerusalem and its wall had fallen into disrepair. Though he was in a position where it seemed impossible he could do anything about it—he lived […]

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Giving Birth to an Idea

Our world has no shortage of ideas. People dream up ways to change the world—or at least their small corner of it—ever day. But ideas are just ideas until someone gives them life. The problem is that bringing an idea to life takes time, resources, people, and risk. So how do ou give birth to […]

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Why Being Ready For Guests is So Important

Last month, I was reminded why expecting guests at our church on Sundays is so important. Early one morning, my phone rang. Someone had passed away unexpectedly, and the family was requesting a pastor. I got ready as quickly as I could, and headed to meet with the family. Such pastoral emergencies are never easy. […]

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Leadership Values that Need to Be a Part of Your Team

Whether you know it or not, the team you’re a part of has a set of values that determine how things get done and how the team members treat one another. When you think about teams you’ve been on or are currently on, chances are you either like or dislike what being on that team feels […]

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Video of the Week: High School Team Asks Fans to Cheer for Other Team

Loved this story about a high school basketball team—Vanguard College Prep in Waco, TX—that asked its fans to cheer for their opponents, the Gainesville Tornadoes. The reason? Gainesville rarely has any fans because they are a school within a juvenile correctional facility. Watch it all: Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-high-school-basketball-team-incredible-sportsmanship/  

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Five Ways to Move People from Consumer to Investor

A major complaint I hear from church leaders is that many people in their churches are consumers—that is, people often are at church more for what they can get than what they can give. This certainly isn’t a new complaint, and most assume that it’s simply a product of our culture. The trouble is many leaders complain about the issue […]

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5 Ways You Can Lead Up

Leaders want to lead, and most leadership advice is geared toward influencing and leading those who report to you. But how do you influence leaders in your organization who are above you in the organizational chart? A few days ago, I gave five ways NOT to “lead up” if you’re a second-chair leader (or any other […]

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Video of the Week: Blind Devotion (Jubilee Project Short Film)

This is an incredible short film produced in conjunction with Francis and Lisa Chan’s book You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity. Check it out:

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