80 Percent Is the New 100

2017-04-30T02:17:00+00:00

As a former athlete and current church planter I am well acquainted with the idea of 'playing injured'. As a full time road cyclist I raced with broken bones, separated joints, tendonitis, fevers and worse. As a church planter I have given talks on joy when I was sad. I [...]

80 Percent Is the New 100 2017-04-30T02:17:00+00:00

Discouragement

2017-04-30T02:17:04+00:00

As a leader, especially a church leader, discouragement is something with which I am well acquainted. In some ways it is the commodity we trade in, you work hard to keep those you lead encouraged, so momentum continues. You spend even more time trying to lift UP those who are [...]

Discouragement 2017-04-30T02:17:04+00:00

Unplanned Collaboration

2017-04-30T02:17:12+00:00

  Last night while watching a documentary, The Pixar Story, I was reminded of an important leadership practice. In the course of the documentary, John Lasseter, founder of Pixar and current Chief Creative Officer of Disney, made a statement about what he calls "UNPLANNED COLLABORATION". It is this [...]

Unplanned Collaboration 2017-04-30T02:17:12+00:00

Subtraction by Multiplication

2017-04-30T02:17:15+00:00

We've all heard the term, 'addition by subtraction'. As a church leader there are times when the best way you can lead your organization to the "next level" is to remove a few variables. Most notably, to ask some people to leave. This is true, and also NOT the topic [...]

Subtraction by Multiplication 2017-04-30T02:17:15+00:00

Apollo 13 Leadership in the Church

2017-04-30T02:18:05+00:00

Recently I found myself sitting over coffee with a young and insightful leader who burns with passion, albeit cynical passion, for Christ's church. It's a conversation I've had countless times in the last two years as a first-time church planter. It's a cynicism, which, to some degree I understand. I [...]

Apollo 13 Leadership in the Church 2017-04-30T02:18:05+00:00

Lowly Leaders Welcome

2017-04-30T02:17:22+00:00

This past Sunday we served communion at Disciples Church. This worship experience is one that has been celebrated since the Last Supper of Christ as a reminder of the price Jesus paid, illustrating our privilege to connect with Him directly. We take a small piece of bread and [...]

Lowly Leaders Welcome 2017-04-30T02:17:22+00:00

Giving & Attendance Trends: Heroin for Church Leaders

2017-04-30T02:17:27+00:00

As a leader of any sort there are things we measure in the well-intentioned efforts towards illustrating trends. With trends in hand we then evaluate our efforts or the efforts of the project we’re leading. If we are in retail leadership we measure profits, contacts and expenses. If [...]

Giving & Attendance Trends: Heroin for Church Leaders 2017-04-30T02:17:27+00:00
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