Pastors may lead the church as shepherds, but they are not the owners. They are not the only ones who will be held responsible for the condition of the church. That’s on us all.
The church’s leadership team worked through the delicate discussion of whether to choose a target demographic group to focus on reaching for Christ. Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
Studies have linked empathy to greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, decreased physician burnout, and a lower risk of malpractice suits and errors. Doctors need to understand people, not just science, and healthy leaders need to cultivate empathy in order to affect the lives of those around them.
During this crisis that forces isolation, we must make sure to look beyond our quasi-connection with millions of people. Let’s make a real effort to foster a few strong individual connections. May God lead to safely help others without contributing to the transmission of the disease. Instead we want to let God lead us to contribute to [...]
Marginalized employees ‒ they are in your organization, right now. They’re on the fringes. They are the people who don’t join in. What lessons does Jesus’ life teach us about putting our arms around these people and insuring they feel valued as well?
Questions can be a way to improve the health on a team. And, sometimes even improve an unhealthy team member. It’s all in picking the right questions. And, asking them.
From the beginning of creation, God had a clear vision for generational succession. Everything we do should carry this vision!
Conflict is unavoidable in relationships. Conflict isn’t necessarily sinful or destructive, but it can be depending on what we do with it. Jesus outlines a clear, specific, and workable process in Matthew 18.
“How do I confront my leader?” Because God uses confrontation to mature us and develop us and because a life without confrontation is a life without growth, it is an important question. But it is also a dangerous question.
Jesus taught that being trustworthy in the small things leads to greater trust with the big things (Matt. 25:21). The movie Braveheart, about Scot highlander William Wallace, illustrated this value of faithfulness in the small things.
To cultivate trust, leaders must contribute to a sense of safety, commit themselves to listening, empower others to act, learn from their mistakes, and promise only what they can deliver.
Leading a team is one of the most difficult things you can ever do. The individuals on the team are different, yet they need to work together to create a cohesive team that has a personality and life of its own.
Healthy organizations need the tension between chaos and order. Every company needs both fire and water. Every company needs a healthy soul.
Effective leaders strengthen others and foster collaboration.
Let’s rethink our definition of “excellence.” Excellent worship is worship that’s accessible to EVERYONE. An excellent worship leader makes sure everyone, not just musicians, has a part to play.
God’s plan is for a united people to fulfill His purpose, not just for individual, gifted leaders to do great things.
I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true. Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.