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Continually staying ahead of the curve is a constant challenge for all leaders. We must be always looking for fresh ideas. So where do these great ideas come from?
Recently I came across a journal entry from January, 2005.
I talked about some of the goals I had for the year and my progress and lack thereof towards meeting them. I shared some current frustrations I was having in ministry. I then asked God to help me be more disciplined.
Then I read the last sentence of that day’s journal.
When ministry leaders start to consider an intentional plan for developing leaders, inevitably they get to this question. The answer to the question will dramatically impact how they execute leadership development. Here is the big question about leadership development for church leaders: What will be centralized?
I have a confession: I love working with Millennials.
As a Gen Xer, that puts me at odds with more than a few other Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who love to complain about a lack of work ethic, poor grammar or the sense of entitlement they think Millennials bring to the workplace.
I just don’t see it the same way.
We would all agree that the worst possible rut to ever be in as a Pastor is living in a perpetual state of distraction, overwhelm, and superficiality.
Increase Connection Card Responses With This 1 Simple Trick – by Brady Shearer
It is easier said than done, trust me, I know. But part of our calling as leaders is not to simply call people to do, or worse, do it all ourselves. Instead, we need to inspire, equip and empower people. This means we need to do the foundational work of sharing the authority and responsibility of the vision and mission, not just delegating tasks.
My pastor is fond of a particular saying:
When you are sick of saying it, the leaders in your ministry have probably just heard it. When your leaders are sick of hearing it, then everyone else has heard it for the first time.
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