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.
Jesus Christ was the First. The Most. The Best. The Last. The Everything. Regardless of what they tell you, the Christian faith is not about love. Jesus. It’s all about Jesus.
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.
One of the hardest things to figure out in ministry is work/life balance. The schedule is 24/7. Because the demands of the job itself deal with the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of those in your church, it can be hard to say no. There are many good people in ministry who have made bad decisions that can be traced back to their [...]
Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step. These disciplined leaders know to be truly disciplined they have to control their focus.
The next time you’re about to make decisions as a leader, think about Jehoshaphat: Unite people, pray first, and use wisdom.
It is not enough for the leader to have a grand vision; his followers must “buy into” his dream – and good communication is vital for that to happen.
We limit our thinking when we assume that staff are simply motivated by external rewards. Research reveals a different reality.
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.
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.
By checking in on the emotional health of her staff and creating spaces for celebration and hope in the midst of the heaviness, Ann stewards her relationships with her staff and their relationships with the patients they care for.
As we go into this week as well as a new year, let’s check our prayers to make sure we don’t care more about our prayers being answered than we do about being in Jesus’ presence.
God’s plan is for a united people to fulfill His purpose, not just for individual, gifted leaders to do great things.
We husbands like the idea of our wives coming to us on their hands and knees. We are quick to memorize Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” And yes, the Bible does teach the leadership of the husband. But it is not a leadership patterned after Genghis Khan. Rather, it is a leadership patterned [...]
Your mental health can determine your leadership effectiveness.