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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Momentum For Your Church

2019-03-26T15:30:08-05:00March 26th, 2019|Leadership|

One of the most overlooked factors in shifting or creating the culture of an organization is the role of momentum. This one word can set a trajectory towards health and growth. Or momentum can put you on a path towards negativity, cultural apathy and toxic relationships. A rudder is tiny but it can move an [...]

9 Questions To Ask Before Firing A Staff Member

2019-03-22T14:55:21-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Leadership|

If you lead a team of people then you’ve probably been there. In fact it might currently be your biggest pain point. An underperforming staff person.   It seems like no matter what task you give them it doesn’t get completed. Or maybe their capacity for quality work is just a lot lower than you [...]

Listening Habits That Are Killing Your Leadership

2019-03-20T17:57:31-05:00March 20th, 2019|Leadership|

Every leader hears about the importance of listening.   That message (ironically) goes in one ear and out the other for many of us.   The reason isn’t because we don’t want to listen. It’s because we don’t know how to listen.   We’ve been taught how to communicate vision. How to make tough calls. [...]