Leading Well Through Seasons of Doubt

Leading Well Through Seasons of Doubt

Leadership continues through difficult seasons of spiritual growth. Difficult seasons are met with moments of doubt, confusion and anxiety. Yet, these seasons can be leveraged to grow our faith. Those difficult seasons, or “faith spurts,” allow us to grow in our relationship with Christ and others. These faith spurts might affect our behaviors: Behavior that we once thought was okay, we might begin to question whether it’s truly in line with biblical truths. Faith spurts might challenge our... Read More
What’s Hindering Your Leadership Effectiveness?

What’s Hindering Your Leadership Effectiveness?

As I write this, I’m listening to our dryer run. It’s a new dryer we had to buy because the old one met a bitter, smoke-filled, smelly end. The old one had given us plenty of trouble over the last few years, but the new one didn’t fix everything like we had hoped. It required too many cycles to completely dry a big load, and we knew part of the issue was the vent. I went up in the attic and had to take apart the vent in order to clean it out. As you might imagine, the primary issue was birds... Read More
Growing in Emotional Intelligence

Growing in Emotional Intelligence

I want my game show. There are game shows about financial intelligence like the Price is Right. There are game shows about intellectual intelligence like Jeopardy. There are even game shows about probability intelligence like the Family Feud trying to guess what a hundred random people might say. However, there’s never been a game show for emotional intelligence. Just think of the possibilities! If you’re not familiar with emotional intelligence, I’ll let Wikipedia explain:... Read More
How Does Social Media Impact Your Reputation?

How Does Social Media Impact Your Reputation?

Social media is a fantastic tool for reaching new audiences and building influence. However, it can also be a liability. Just as social media has the power to strengthen a reputation, it also has the ability to tear one down. Social media giveth, and social media taketh away. As a church leader, you should be using social media to help amplify your message. But you should use it with caution so that this double-edged sword doesn’t work against you. Prepare yourself before diving into the... Read More
How to Steward Relationships Well in Your Family Ministry

How to Steward Relationships Well in Your Family Ministry

In family ministry, there are relationships with parents, kids, teens, volunteers, and an array of leaders. All of those relationships are managed and cultivated differently. All the relationships are important but how we care for them varies. How we care for, or steward relationships, is a reflection of the value we place on what God has given. Stewardship is the opportunity to take what was created by someone else and influence what happens to it next. It’s the opportunity to make something... Read More