Building Influence Through Community Leadership

Building Influence Through Community Leadership

Anyone can google the definition of influence. You may even take the time to read a few books or blog posts on the topic of influence. But actual influence does not come easily. Building lasting influence takes time and work. One way you can begin building influence in your community is by leaning on the influence of others. Relationship amplifies influence. Because when influential people trust you, they’ll champion your message to other people. In other words, if your church wants to have an... 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
The Difference Between “Wow” and “How” People

The Difference Between “Wow” and “How” People

Aren’t there always two different type of people? Leaders and followers. Introverts and extroverts. Givers and takers. It seems like we find plenty of ways to divide ourselves into two groups based on oversimplifications. I bet you can think of plenty more examples. But here’s one more categorization that you may not have heard of before. There are two kinds of people in the world—”Wow” people and “How” people. You may already be familiar with this concept. You may call... Read More
The Top 10 Orange Leaders Blog Posts of 2017

The Top 10 Orange Leaders Blog Posts of 2017

In 2017, writers for the Orange Leaders blog challenged us, encouraged us and taught us how to be for our neighbors even more. Here are the 10 blogs you loved the most this past year: 10. Life Norms and the Effects on Faith for Generation Z, by Paula Dannielle: If we are going to reach the next generation for Christ, we must understand that their social outlook is wider than our generation. Read more here. 9. Celebrating the Value of Your Ministry’s Volunteers, by Leslie Galema: What... Read More
Storytelling at Your Church This Christmas

Storytelling at Your Church This Christmas

What would Christmas be without great stories? Rudolph, the Grinch, and A Christmas Carol are just a few of the many beloved fictional yuletide tales. However, Christmas is also a prime opportunity for your church to feature a few true stories from around your congregation and community. Remember, when Charlie Brown was having some holiday doubts, Linus didn’t preach a sermon. He didn’t invite his friend to an event. Or tell him about a great podcast he should listen to. No, Linus told a... Read More