4 Ways to Lead Better Meetings at Your Church

4 Ways to Lead Better Meetings at Your Church

It’s a new day! You’ve got a fresh cup of coffee in hand—in your favorite Orange mug, of course—and you sit down to look at your agenda and plan out your day. What do you see staring back at you? That’s right. It’s that dreaded seven-letter word . . . all. over. your. calendar: Meeting. Even seeing the word gives me that sinking feeling! Why is that? Why do meetings fill us with such stress and anxiety, just by their sheer existence on a page? Even before we’ve gone to the meeting to see what... Read More
How To Successfully Lead A Remote Church Team

How To Successfully Lead A Remote Church Team

You’ve seen the headlines. And so have we. All of them. But if we know one thing it’s that this too shall pass. We’ve also seen a lot of headlines about how to weather this storm as a church leader. And more specifically about how many churches are dipping their toes into leading a remote church team. So while COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the global workforce, after 10 years of being a 100%-remote company, we know about leading a remote workforce. And if we’ve learned anything in... Read More
The Difference Between Church and Business Leadership

The Difference Between Church and Business Leadership

I’d bet that you’re reading this blog because you want to learn. And that goes a long way.  In fact, the desire to learn is a founding function of a growth mindset. A person with a growth mindset sees setbacks as challenges, expects to struggle along the way to success, and—above all—knows well that they don’t know everything. If we’re going to continue to grow the Church (with a capital C), we must be willing to learn what we can from our fellow church leaders and beyond. So today, we’re... Read More
4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

If you’re a leader (which we’re willing to bet you are), you’ll eventually lead through change. Change is inevitable. Without it, your church can become stagnant, lose influence, or become irrelevant.  We all know change is hard. It’s one of the main reasons people leave a church or organization. Think about the last time a church welcomed a new lead pastor. More than likely, there were a handful (or more) of members who left not because of the new preaching, but because it wasn’t the... Read More
What Church Leaders Can Learn from Diversity Statistics

What Church Leaders Can Learn from Diversity Statistics

Two words What’s the most anticipated part of 2020? Is it a new year and a new decade? Or is it . . . get ready . . . the 2020 United States Census and all the statistics. One may even geek out and say: “Oh, the change we’ve seen in the last ten years!”  Alright, yes, that was a bit of sarcasm—especially for me because I used to shudder at hearing the word statistics and trying to make sense of it all. Then there’s another word that may make one cringe: diversity. A topic that naturally comes... Read More
How to Not Be Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List

How to Not Be Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List

Although it was said back in the 1980s, this quote from one of my favorite people best sums up the state of our lives today: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” —Ferris Bueller One way we can accomplish this is through a to-do list. How To-Do Lists Help You Sleep I read a study focused on people who have trouble sleeping. The research suggested your brain’s natural tendency towards keeping you alive sometimes can keep you from falling... Read More