The One Thing You Need To Prioritize This Year

The One Thing You Need To Prioritize This Year

by Joy Bowen Everyone is talking about the progress they’re making on their New Year’s resolutions and here you are—in the middle of your “ministry year,” just holding on for dear life . . . or for summer when things settle down a little. (Or do they? Isn’t that the crazy, busy season filled with camps and all things to reach kids when they aren’t in school all day?) Exhausted. Frustrated. Discouraged. Burned out. If you’re not feeling these yet, you will at some point in your ministry... Read More
7 Ways To Care For Small Group Leaders

7 Ways To Care For Small Group Leaders

by Gina Abbas Spending time with small group leaders is a huge priority for those of us in ministry. I work full time and have three kids, so finding time to add SGLs into the rhythm of my week, my month, my year, is a challenge. SGLs have lives too. They have families, school, jobs, and full schedules. How do you make time and create a rhythm for winning every week with SGLs when you barely have time to shower, and brewing a K-Cup is too much of a time commitment? Here is how I create space... Read More
5 Keys To Navigating Change

5 Keys To Navigating Change

by Chara Robinson If you’ve been in ministry for a hot second you have either experienced change or have been charged to make it. Every self-help book on the planet tells us we are supposed to embrace change, get behind it, and cheer it on, but oftentimes it’s much easier said than done. So, when that fork in the road appears and, as a leader, you know there’s a situation that calls for change, what do you do? When do you address it? How do you go about addressing it? How do you implement it?... Read More
Let It Go: The Art Of Delegation

Let It Go: The Art Of Delegation

by Kelly Stockdale I’m a self-confessed Type-A personality. While my “get ‘er done” personality is helpful when it comes to seeing a project come to fruition, if I’m honest, it can be a challenge for me to not become a one-man show. God created us to work in teams, all bringing our unique gifts together so we can be better together. If you’ve been gifted as a leader, you need to concentrate on those responsibilities only you can do as a leader. To do that, you must become effective at... Read More
Don’t Overlook These 5 Strategies For Goal-Making

Don’t Overlook These 5 Strategies For Goal-Making

by Corey Jones This year can be your best year yet or . . . perhaps you will fall right back into the same routines from last year. How do some leaders carry their projects to the finish line while others get close to the goal and fizzle out? How do some leaders continue working hard to take their idea to the next level? And how do leaders push personal, professional, or ministry ideas to completion breaking through to ultimate success? Here are five strategies that I’ve found helpful when... Read More