Matt Lombardi

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So far Matt Lombardi has created 26 blog entries.

Ministers Not Magicians

2019-04-17T11:39:55-05:00April 17th, 2019|Leadership|

Magic is all about tricking people into believing something otherworldly has happened.   A severed head has been instantly reattached.   A man has escaped from an impossible set of locks.   The card you picked has floated to the top of the deck with no explanation. Seemingly miraculous and certainly impressive.   It inspires [...]

Not-So-Spiritual Strategies For Breaking Out of A Spiritual Rut

2019-04-12T14:40:13-05:00April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Spiritual ruts are 1000% real. If you’ve been a Christian for even fa few months you’ve felt this.   The desire to get up and be in God’s Word, the passion for prayer, the excitement for worship, all gone. In its place has crept perhaps the worst emotion of all. Apathy.   First remember who [...]

5 Qualities of Amazing Executive Pastors

2019-04-11T13:34:33-05:00April 11th, 2019|church growth, Leadership|

One of the most important roles in the church is that of the Executive Pastor.  It’s a role that can help catapult a church to the next level or one that can keep it from reaching its potential. Our team is made up of a few rockstar XPs who shared a few insights into what [...]

1+1=4

2019-04-09T09:56:37-05:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

1+1=4  The math of a team moving in the same direction wouldn’t pass your first graders math test.  But it holds up in the classroom of leadership. Team work.  The word inspires gross mental images of cheesy stock photos. Bad power point presentations.   Useless leadership retreats. Fluorescent lit, ceiling tile filled, lifeless offices in [...]

The One Question That No One Is Asking About Church Growth

2019-04-04T16:24:23-05:00April 4th, 2019|church growth, Leadership|

  This is going to seem really basic.   That’s because it is.   Most pastors don’t take the time to ask themselves a simple question.   Why do I want my church to grow?   It’s a question so basic that it’s like asking a fish how the water feels today.   What’s water? [...]

The Leadership Secret Weapon- Generosity

2019-04-02T17:59:05-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Leadership|

You have a secret weapon as a leader and you probably don’t even know it exists. It’s a weapon that has the ability to inspire your team, change your organizational culture, and unleash growth in ways you couldn’t imagine.   You’ve probably preached on it many times (especially when giving is down or you need [...]

Try. Try Again. Try Something Different.

2019-04-01T11:13:58-05:00April 1st, 2019|Leadership|

As a leader in the church your job title shouldn’t really be pastor. It should be firefighter. Most of your day is spent putting out fires. As soon as you think you have one under control. Boom there’s another one. In the rush from one thing to the next it can be easy to lose [...]

The Leadership Journey Part 7

2019-03-29T08:28:17-05:00March 29th, 2019|Leadership|

It’s at this stage the testing and challenges begin.   With the journey of leadership fully underway you now find yourself  fully outside of your comfort zone! Welcome to the world of test and challenges. Some will be physical. Others will be with people! For the journey to continue you’ll have to overcome each challenge [...]

Practical Steps To Prepare For A Momentum Shift

2019-03-27T13:15:51-05:00March 27th, 2019|Leadership|

  Yesterday we talked about the importance of momentum for any organization. Today we’ll dive deeper into some practical steps you can take to prepare for momentum.   Something to clarify. There is a reason we didn’t title this article “How to Create Momentum.” You don’t create momentum. God does.   As one great pastor [...]