Be aggressive. Stick to the mission even when it’s hard. And see it through to the end. Reach Gen Z.
The most important leadership characteristic is credibility. Here are five common ways leaders lose their credibility.
Although “Millennials” may be the most studied generation so far in American history, another generation rises among us: Generation Z. Who are they?
"What's the excuse this time?" So often our team embarks on a new initiative and partway in, we can already hear people beginning to frame excuses as to why it won't (and eventually doesn't) work. What if we got them all into the open beforehand?
Followers possess extraordinary power. Here’s how they can use it.
Pastors may already be doing these things, but here are some things missionaries can remind us.
When a leader admits his or her weaknesses in front of an audience, I think to myself: “That’s great that you see that and can articulate it so well. But how will you follow that up? What kinds of steps will you take over the next few months and years in response to what you just shared with everyone? Are you sharing because you want admiration – or accountability?”
It’s hard for leaders to shift gears and go a different direction, even when God’s the one changing their trajectory. Letting your vision go doesn’t have to be a bad thing ‒ here are five benefits!
True leaders are servants who die to themselves so others may flourish. True leaders go forth not for themselves but for others. If the foundation of leadership is “go forth and die,” no one should outpace the Church in developing and deploying leaders. Here are two reasons that the Church should develop leaders who “go forth and die.” We have the ultimate example.
While there are many popular, and valuable, models of what constitutes a “healthy church,” biblically, there is one key characteristic. If this is in place, everything else will follow.
If you were to ask someone what their most important relationship is, the answer would most likely revolve around a family member. So why do these leaders who claim family relationships matter have such a devastated family? It’s because it’s easy to say your family is important but difficult to live it out.
We make our plans but they often go in much different ways. The key is how we respond to life’s challenges. Do we complain and moan? I often do. The challenge is to see beyond the circumstances and see the golden nuggets in the midst of our trials.
Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader. Instead, learn from churches.
Thom S. Rainer
A leader’s ultimate success depends directly upon his effectiveness as a listener.
In leadership, owning my own idea can be dangerous. If, as a leader, I place my value or my self-esteem on every idea I initiate, I will eventually become isolated from the valuable input of my team.
The best leaders I know are consistently getting better, but while all of that is true, you can often spot a mature leader. They share common attributes.
Revitalization is essential. It’s not easy and there are many ways, but as a revitalizing pastor, here are three observations of turnaround churches. The big question: if your church were to close its doors tomorrow, would anyone in the community care, notice, or react?