Instead of highlighting The Fastest Growing Churches, I recommend we highlight The Slowest Churches, i.e. those that help us most to slow down and pay attention to God, ourselves, and others.
Creating opportunities for people to form community, friendship and biblical connection doesn’t just happen. But when we become intentional in how we create environments for people to connect with God and each other ‒ we create a culture of radical hospitality.
While momentum is powerful, it is unwise to ignore the reality that other forces are at work.
Whether you lead a church, a business or organization, the tone you set will be reflected among your members, employees or other followers. If you fail to set an example by resting for refreshing, renewal and recharging, others will imitate you. The result will be a burned-out, irritable, disloyal group of people.
How do we as leaders know when to keep going and when to rest? How do we avoid becoming TOO comfortable with this world and its comforts as we seek to fulfill our calling as leaders?
Being a leader doesn’t mean you allow poor quality of work to prevail. There are times a leader has to micromanage. We need good systems and processes.
Simplicity brings with it focus, energy, clarity, understanding and power. Is it easy to get to this level of simplicity? Definitely not. It is excruciatingly difficult and totally worthwhile.
Let’s consider five limitations of church programs so that we don’t treat these programs as if they’re simple formulas for producing mature disciples of Jesus.
The world hungers for and desperately needs institutions that practice forgiveness well enough to train us in failure, that tell the truth and that teach ways of repair. Without such institutions, it is, quite simply, difficult even to breathe.
C. Kavin Rowe
We are experiencing a new day that requires a new kind of leader. This new kind of leader is life-giving.
Many Christian workers make the mistake of assuming that they are earning shares in the ministries they work for through their hard work and dedication. It seems logical. God is the sole owner of the church. Always has been. Always will be. He paid for it with the priceless blood of Christ.
The process of talking and praying about focus groups is challenging, but it is a discussion that can result in good things for God’s glory and Christ’s Gospel.
Leaders should aim to never be a bottleneck in the process of building a healthy and growing organization. Here are seven bottlenecks a leader must avoid.
The world is now talking of “less” in almost every new innovation that is coming on the market.
Something felt, well, wrong about the whole thing. I had gone to him for advice, some professorial counsel about choices that lay before me, as I was nearly finished with my graduate studies. I had options, six options to be exact. And people who have had the fortune of finding themselves with more than one […]
There are two different views on severance or financial support for a fallen ministry leader.
The title varies (e.g., Minister of Music, Worship Pastor, Song Leader, etc.), but the task is generally the same. Here are some of things others have most affirmed about worship leaders, followed by concerns most often raised.
We were working with 25 Mothers’ Union community development coordinators from across South Africa. As part of our training, my co-facilitator performed a monologue of how it must have felt to be the woman who encountered Jesus at the well (John 4).
Our lack of self-awareness in life and leadership is often referred to as our “blind spots.”