As a leader, you dream of a better future. Maybe it involves reaching new families, changing your current ministry programs, launching a new idea, or leading a complete transformation of your ministry. Whatever that dream looks like, it necessarily involves change. But the hard reality is that if you attempt to change almost anything, you will encounter resistance.read more
As a leader, people look to you for comfort and strength. How you respond to something matters. You set the tone. If you complain about something that’s not fair then they’re going to feel like it’s okay to complain.read more
A sense of dread always filled the office on Tuesday mornings. Smiles were few and conversations were brief as the anticipation of what was to come weighed heavy on all who gathered around the table to meet.
A quick prayer was said, followed by the words, “Okay guys, let’s talk about the. . . .”read more
We didn’t know it then, but our team was on the brink of a spiritual war that lasted several years. It included some major transitions—staff turnover, changes in ministry structure, breakdown of silos and prejudices, launching campuses, building teams, and even constructing new buildings! Our ministry story has been complex in the last four years! Here are a few things we learned along the way.read more