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September 29, 2016

6 Books That Have Shaped Me as a Ministry Leader

September 29, 2016

I love ideas. I’m constantly searching for innovations and solutions. I’m the type of person who is never satisfied with the status quo but at the same time, I’m not an inventor. I’m not the type of person who thinks up all the answers sitting alone in a dark room. I’m a finder. I discover […]

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September 22, 2016

When to Fire a Church Worker: 7 Questions to Ask

September 22, 2016

Here’s one of the toughest questions in church leadership: How do you know when you should fire someone. Ugh. I just got a little sweaty even typing that. Most of us hate conflict, love people and just wish everyone would get along so the idea of firing an employee sounds awful. But here’s what I’ve […]

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September 15, 2016

How to Move People Who Don’t Want to Move

September 15, 2016

I love Bill Hybel’s definition of leadership: “Moving people from here to there.” It really is that simple isn’t it? Here’s where we are. There is where God is calling us to move. Let’s go! If it’s that simple, why is it so hard?!? Leadership is challenging when people don’t want to move. One of […]

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September 8, 2016

Why Churches Get Stuck in the Past (and how to prevent it)

September 8, 2016

“Because we’ve always done it that way.” These are the words that can often guide our event and service planning. In most cases we don’t think about it in these terms. We just plan the event or service in the same way we did last week, last month, or last year. We have cookies and […]

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September 1, 2016

How to Build an Amazing Staff Culture at your Church

September 1, 2016

Some churches are great places to work… others aren’t. I’m guessing you have experience with both. How do you ensure that your church is a great place to work? This is an important question because healthy churches attract the kind of people you want to work with and healthy churches typically keep those people for […]

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August 25, 2016

4 Reasons Your Church is Shrinking

August 25, 2016

Have you ever noticed how easily we can see problems in other people’s lives, relationships and careers? “Your marriage is struggling? Oh, that’s probably because you constantly say rude things to your spouse.” “You can’t seem to lose any weight? Oh, it could be that you eat four scoops of ice cream every night.” “You […]

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August 18, 2016

How Our Ministry Team Tracks, Measures, and Improves Efficiency

August 18, 2016

Do you know what we all hate? Inefficiency. Let’s be honest. We do. Traffic backups? We hate them because they are inefficient. Waiting for WAY too long in line at a restaurant. We hate it. Why? It’s inefficient. Waiting 5 minutes for our outdated laptop to power up? We hate that! Why? Because, it’s inefficient. […]

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August 11, 2016

3 Strategies for Resolving Conflict within your Church Staff

August 11, 2016

If there is one thing that regularly cripples effective teams, it’s conflict. We’ve all seen this. There’s an incredibly talented football team that is a preseason pick to win it all but the team underperforms when it matters because the players can’t get along. There’s a seasoned and skilled executive team that go nuclear because […]

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August 4, 2016

How to Hire Great People for your Church

August 4, 2016

If you’re in leadership, there isn’t much that hurts more than a bad hire. It hurts the organization and it hurts people. On the flip side, hiring someone who fits perfectly can propel your organization or church forward in powerful ways. Hiring well is incredibly important! The trouble is that hiring is difficult! How do […]

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July 27, 2016

How to Structure a Great Church Staff Meeting

July 27, 2016

If you’re like most people, you probably think church staff meetings are the worst. They are boring. They are pointless. They are a waste of time. I used to think so too…until I ran into some good ones. Now, I’ve completely changed my opinion of meetings. They don’t have to be a dreaded consumer of […]

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