How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

How to Make a Compelling Argument for Attending OC19

So, you want to come to OC19, but your senior pastor just doesn’t get it. The time, the money, or some other reason has him or her thinking it just isn’t worth it. There are too many other asks or priorities to grant your one wish. But you know if you can just make your way to Atlanta next May, you could demonstrate that it isn’t about a cost, but an investment. It’s not about the time away or the money spent, but the opportunity to focus on the right strategy, resources, relationships, and... Read More
4 Steps to Leading Up to Your Senior Pastor

4 Steps to Leading Up to Your Senior Pastor

Have you seen the 2010 Christopher Nolan film Inception? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. It’s an action-packed thriller that has Leonardo DiCaprio and friends entering dreams and dreams within dreams. Sure it’s a little complicated, but that’s what makes it fun. And we can learn a little something from it about leading up to our senior leaders. In the movie, the characters enter a businessman’s dream with the goal of implanting an outside idea in his mind so that he believes the idea to be... Read More
How to Effectively Pass the Baton of Ministry Leadership

How to Effectively Pass the Baton of Ministry Leadership

“So, who will be taking your place?” Dana said. She had just heard the news about Anderson’s impending transition. “Rashad will,” replied Anderson. Smiling gladly, Dana responded, “I am not surprised.”  Seamless transitions are essential in ministry. Whether we are being promoted, retiring, or joining another industry, our roles involve relationships that have been invested into deeply; and therefore requires intentional preparation. You do not have to take my word for it though.  We have seen... Read More
Pushing Your Leader Forward 

Pushing Your Leader Forward 

One of the first things you learn about leadership is how to encourage those following you. The first thing those who are following can learn is how to encourage the one who is leading. Leaders need encouragement too. Leaders make numerous decisions that go through a variety of second-guessing questions. Is what I’m doing pleasing God? Is it moving the church or organization forward in vision? How is this going to affect the staff and volunteers? How will the other people working toward the... Read More
OC16 Notes: Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

OC16 Notes: Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

The following are notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation.  You have an amazing idea, but senior leadership isn’t buying it. Maybe we haven’t set them up with clarity and understanding? Maybe we have a part to play? Maybe we need to slow down? The kind of decisions that are game changing will result from leading up. It’s how you lead up that will determine success, so frame it up! Think about the things you want to change and put it through this filter:... Read More