Category: Leadership

Ministry vs. The Machine

Good leaders ought to have a mix of people skills and administrative skills. The first is a non-negotiable, the second is a solid bonus. While administration can always be farmed out to a teammate who...

When You Hit Your Ceiling, Knock Out Some Walls.

It can be hard to climb the corporate ladder in the church world. Some would argue that you shouldn’t. After all, we’ve seen the lure and the defects of celebrity Christian culture. “Climbing a ladder”...

How To Lead Like A Bully (In Three Easy Steps)

The Old Testament story of Rehoboam is one of the most haunting in all of scripture. In it, we see a man who had the ability to unite Israel and rebuild his family’s legacy, but...

Do You Know Your “Why”?

Without a doubt, our what and how has changed and will continue to change. How we greet guests, what we do about communion, and how we move large groups of people into and out of worship are all necessary topics of discussion. But those what and how conversations will...

Where Are You Adding Value?

If you’re a paid staff member or a volunteer leader, there will come a point where you feel like you’ve “made it” in terms of team objectives: you’ve reached that goal. You’ve transformed that culture....

Are You On the Wrong Team?

You may be playing on the wrong team and not even realize it. It’s not that you’re a bad player. But the right team is better than your current team, because the team you’re on...

The Room Where It Happens

Right you were, Aaron Burr, sir. There is indeed a room where it happens. There’s a place where the game is played and the sausage gets made. There is a table where decisions are happening...

Create Clarity, Coach Flexibility

In a recent post we discussed Patrick Lencioni’s challenge that clarity is more important than accuracy. Since that post went live, I heard a complementary quote from Daniel Simmons, a member of our Executive Team:...

3 Ways to Play Well with Others

Recently I talked about pandemic silos: those 2020-era phenomena that are completely natural, absolutely understandable, and potentially unavoidable. (They also must be destroyed.) As our staff team makes the rapid shift to “unpack our bags”...

What’s Normal Is Nothing Is Normal.

If we could all have a moment of collective honesty, we might admit that these days, we feel like a herd of two-legged turtles with vertigo stampeding through chunky peanut butter. Maybe you don’t feel...

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