Prayer is more about bringing our desires, passions, needs, concerns and circumstances into missional alignment, rather than for our own personal fulfillment. In this short book on prayer our desire is to help you as leaders to pray more missionally. The more we fall in love with Jesus, the more we will be moved to align our hearts...
Submitted by katie.nelson on Tuesday, Jun 17 @ 9:22pm
By Dick Loizeaux
Does your staff begrudge time spent at staff meeting because they would rather be catching up on their ministry work? Do staff meetings go longer than you would like and seem to include wasted time?
There is a cure: Multiple meetings with different purposes. Why? Because people are more efficient and productive with several small meetings than one long meeting.
In “Death By Meetings” Patrick Lencioni recommends...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, Mar 8 @ 8:10am
By Chris Highfill
Grace River Church launched February 2015, and in the past year our team has had to learn a lot. We give all the credit to God for the success we have had and look forward to what is ahead because we know the best is yet to come. Here are some lessons we learned in the first year of our church plant.
Listen to experts. No one on our leadership team had previously...
Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, Oct 25 @ 12:19pm
By Gary Rohrmayer
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Trust influences us every moment of every day....
Submitted by katie.nelson on Friday, Feb 10 @ 1:29pm
by Danny Parmelee, pastor, Epikos Church
Last year at the Exponential Conference I shared a few things I learned about leadership development while planting epikos church....
Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 1 @ 1:52pm
By Allison Hurtado
Preston Sharpe moved to East Nashville from his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. It wasn’t to meet the many celebrities who live there, or even run into Taylor Swift at coffee shops -- it was to plant a church.
“When my wife and I moved from Tulsa it was a complete pioneer church plant deal,” Sharpe said. “We only knew one couple here when we arrived.”...
Leith Anderson, Senior Pastor of Wooddale Church in Minnesota, spoke at Connect 2011, Converge MidAmerica's Biennial Meeting. This audio is from a workshop he led on Succssion Planning.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 1 @ 2:14pm
By Tim Beavis
I took our worship director out to breakfast a couple of weeks back on a Saturday morning. The place that we went is still pretty new but is developing a good reputation, although I have to say it wasn’t enhanced by our experience on this particular day. As we sat at our booth I found myself distracted by what was going on in the restaurant. The reason why I was distracted was that I noticed that the guy...
Our own Dick Loizeaux taught a workshop at Connect 2013 on working with lay leadership in the church.
Every Pastor needs a strong team of elders or lay leaders to help him lead the church. How can you build boards that support and protect you rather than micromanage you? How can you avoid power struggles? How can leadership board...
Submitted by Nate Baggett on Wednesday, Feb 6 @ 3:49pm
By Gary Rohrmayer
The first skill is that of empowering others. They know how to spot, raise up, disciple, coach and mentor others into the mission of God. The second skill deals with ...