Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Lighten Up as a Leader

Leaders are expected to navigate stressful situations. Today, leaders in virtually every arena of society, including the church, are faced with extraordinary stresses. Ours...

A Demanding Vision Energizes People

Many years ago at Herman Miller, Inc., we invented a product that revolutionized the office world—the open office. When we were ready to introduce...

Becoming a Legacy-Building Leader

To be effective legacy-building leader, a leader should approach his or her role from a basis that is grounded on principles and character, says...

Kingdom Leaders

There is a leadership crisis in the Church. It's because one critical element is still lacking in our understanding of spiritual leadership according to...

Close the Communication Gap

Poor communication is frequently among the top ranked problem issues workers have with management. Perceptive leaders of our day are actively working to close...

A Leader’s Trust is Earned, Not Conferred

Most of the time when people are expected to follow a leader, the followers do not have all the details of the situation. So,...

Hallmark Attributes of a Competent Leader

Competent leaders possess several hallmark attributes. Although there is the myth that good leaders are born and not made, that seems as though it...

How Does A Leader Develop Good Talent?

Good leaders need good people to lead. James J. Schiro, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Financial Services Group, an insurance-based financial services company that employs...

Healthy Criticism Molds Great Leaders

Great leaders differ from average leaders! Although those differences may seem subtle on the surface, they can have a profound influence on the success...

Church Law Group – Adult Ministry

The 7 Building Blocks of the 21st Century Church Part 3 - Adult Ministry - The Heart of the Church Experience Why do people come to...

Where Do You Go to Get Staff?

Dave Ferguson answers a user's questions about hiring church staff members.

The Power of Passion

Passion is a tremendously powerful thing! I love this picture of conductor Benjamin Zander - a tremendously passionate person.  His talk at a WillowCreek...

Leadership Lessons From Jack Welch

I had a fascinating conversation with a guy who worked closely with Jack Welch at General Electric this past week.  During the conversation I...

Leadership and Leading The Conversation

Leaders understand the importance of leading the conversation about the organization.  This past week I saw a great example of leadership and leading the conversation. ...

Four Rules For Fast Teams

Fast Company had an interesting article titled, Four Rules For Fast Teams that gives some guidelines for how to lead a team that is...

Looking Ahead and Pointing the Way

One of the most intriguing professions in the world to me is forecasting the weather. Sometimes they miss it but most of the time...

How Does Your Church Keep Score?

How does your church keep score?  By tracking attendance and offering only?  I think we can do better than that! A couple weeks ago I...
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