I seldom address a gathering of pastors without "the" question being asked, in one form or another: "How do you change a church?" Whether moving from a traditional model to one that is more contemporary, a complex structure to one that is simpler, or an outdated outreach strategy to one more relevant and effective, knowing the target on the wall isn't the problem
When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position and the inevitable honeymoon period during which those you lead will let you get by with just a bit more than they will a decade later, but you have to be very careful with that equity
Once you're clear on vision, it impacts every other initiative and area of ministry.
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Read a note from Will Mancini welcoming you to the Vision Room and pointing some key features designed just for you.
Here are the four steps to leading change in your church.
How do you handle the leadership equity you have?
5 facts about money from a national survey of hundreds of churches with worship attendance of 1,000+.
How NOT to respond to problems you face as a leader.
How do you move toward effective teamwork?
Don’t overlook the unsung traits of true leaders.
Here are some important reasons why being vulnerable is a forgotten virtue of great leadership.
These 4 questions will help you keep an eye on your critically important paid (and volunteer) staff relationships and prevent the necessity of an “ leadership autopsy” (What went wrong?) conversation.
Most forms of church government have three features that dominate their structure, but none of them serve morale, effectiveness, or unity – and none are found in the Bible.
The payoff to creating a true leadership pipeline brings you five key advantages.
Less is more because more choices paralyze the thought process.
Great leaders should be passionate, work hard, and stay focused by not caring too much.
Great leaders anticipate the challenge of change, emphasize with that struggle, and communicate in ways that overcome resistance.
Recently while completing the Vision Frame with a church in California they could feel the removal of what one pastor called their “invisible walls.” It’s an interesting comment given the fact that its a very effective church.
Five principles that you can begin using immediately to help you communicate better.
Conflict is no stranger in the church. Leaders cause motion and motion causes friction!
Five communication design tasks you should consider outsourcing right away.
How can leaders be more encouraging? By first being encouraged by Christ.