5 Fresh Starts Every Pastor Can Look Forward To

5 Fresh Starts Every Pastor Can Look Forward To

The Christmas season has passed and a new year is upon us! Depending on what type of personality you may be, this will either bring a fresh round of excitement for the beginning of a new season of ministry, or it might bring some of those post-holiday blues that so many feel. Regardless of how you might be feeling right now, there is a huge opportunity in front of you as a leader. A new year brings so many things. The biggest is an opportunity to remind the people you lead about the mission,... Read More
Saying Less, More Often

Saying Less, More Often

“If you knew kids and students would be more engaged with your message if you packaged it differently, would you?” – Reggie Joiner You have about 40 hours a year . . . that’s it. After the sick days and vacation time, the kids and students who come to your church will have about 40 hours to hear you present to them the most important, life-changing, and essential message that they will ever hear. Those same kids will spend about 10 times that, 400 hours a year on video games. Upwards of 500... Read More
Keeping The Vision Strong

Keeping The Vision Strong

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren Bennis In Proverbs, it is written that “where there is no vision the people perish.” That must mean then that where there IS vision the people will flourish. Vision is a word that we hear often in ministry leadership. We spend many sleepless nights developing it, countless hours casting it to our teams and just about all of our budgets to carry it out. The vision that God has placed in your heart accounts for pretty much... Read More
The Fruits Of Integrity

The Fruits Of Integrity

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – CS Lewis Integrity. It’s a word we hear a lot in leadership, especially in ministry leadership. What has always baffled me about integrity, though, is that it is commonly talked about as “who you are when no one is looking.” If integrity is based on how we act when nobody else is around then how can other people honestly judge an individual as a person of high or low integrity? Integrity is so much more than who a person is... Read More
Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

“It is your STRATEGY, not your MISSION that will ultimately determine your success.” – Reggie Joiner Your church has a very strategic leader in it. This person is there every weekend making sure that things go as planned. It is not the senior pastor. It is not the children’s pastor It is not the student pastor It’s not even the worship leader The strategic person in your church is the one in the parking lot who places the traffic cones. This person understands how strategically placing those... Read More