Category Archives: Leadership

Church Leadership: Pain Avoidance is a Myth

It is so common. So typical. Decisions made by church leadership to avoid a complaint. To avoid the pain. It doesn’t work. You cannot avoid pain. You have to choose which pain is worth enduring.

Would you rather live a reactionary life of pain avoidance or a proactive/intentional life that has direction and the accompanying pain of pushing in a productive direction?

When we decide to create a culture of real disciple making we will encounter resistance. But let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that the old way was the pain free way so the new way isn’t worth the trouble.

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What is one of the BIG things holding back churches from discipling?

Leadership focused on pain avoidance, operating out of fear. What would happen if you found out pain avoidance was a myth? Would that give you freedom to launch out into new arenas? I am not talking about other people. I am talking about myself. Give me five minutes…

Crossing i’s and dotting t’s

Meticulous but misdirected. This happens far too often in leadership. We get myopically focused on the wrong things and what appears to be a concern for doing it right misses the point entirely. If you are determined to dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s you better make sure you aren’t getting itContinue Reading

Discernment and Decision Making Are Two Different Things

There is a lot of talk about discernment these days. Many have come to realize that the traditional filters by which we perceive things have not worked all that well for us. Congregational leadership is not the same as corporate leadership or business leadership and so how we go about looking at things needs toContinue Reading

Anxiety and Leadership

It is too easy to be an anxious leader because leaders often have to venture into the unknown and the unknown can be very anxiety producing. When leaders operate out of anxiety and that anxiety level is higher than those they lead, those they lead will always raise their anxiety level to match or exceedContinue Reading

Ownership

We have a lot of absentee landlords in today’s world. I am talking about people who don’t want to own what they own, help fix what is broken and maintain what is theirs. As Christians, and as Christian leaders in particular, it is vitally important that we own what has been handed to this. IContinue Reading

Moses: A Man of Three Worlds & What that Teaches us about How God Equips Leaders

Moses is one of the most intriguing people in the Bible. Your footnote in Exodus 2:10 most likely associates his name with “drawing out” just as Moses was drawn out of the Nile river. That isn’t the whole story of his name. His name isn’t Hebrew. It is Egyptian and it means “to beget” andContinue Reading

Leadership, Clarity and When To Plan the Fifth Step…

We often can’t see what will happen at step 5 until we are on step 3. But we often hesitate to take step 1 until we think we know what step 5 is. So go ahead and plan…be responsible and give it your best shot but also realize that step 5 cannot be seen clearlyContinue Reading

Favorite Books List: Leadership

Not all of these books are specifically Christian. Most are, but some are not. The thing they have in common is that these books, in conjunction with scripture (of course) have helped shape my view of Christian leadership and Christian service. The two cannot be separated. They Smell Like Sheep By Lynn Anderson – ThisContinue Reading

What Is Your Church Passionate About?

I just posted an article over at Wineskins about the things that stir people up and what that reveals about our priorities. Have a read and feel free to comment! What is Your Church Passionate About?

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