Feb 23, 2021

Clarity is Job One in any governance system


Ask any board or staff member in a church or non-profit and you will get the same answer to this question: What is the number one frustration you face in your leadership role. The answers will often be these:

  • We don't have clarity on who is responsible for what
  • We experience frustration or conflict regarding roles and responsibilities
  • We often feel disempowered by those who think they have the...
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Feb 19, 2021

Five staff behaviors that will hurt your organization


There are certain behaviors that I don't want on my team or in the organization I help lead. In fact, I don't think these behaviors belong in any organization that has a commitment to health. However, many leaders think that they simply have to put up with these behaviors. You don't! And, in my view you shouldn't. 

These behaviors have nothing to do with professional competence. They do have to do...

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Feb 14, 2021

Pray for the country of Myanmar and the Christian church in the aftermath of the Military coup - Christianity Today


After Military Coup, It’s ‘Time to Shout’ for Myanmar Evangelicals -Christianity Today

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Feb 10, 2021

Don't miss these three significant lessons that Covid taught the church


Nothing happens in this world

 that does not first pass by the hand of God

 and which He does not use to build His church!

There are three lessons that Covid taught the church that should not be missed. In fact, if your church misses these three lessons you will be poorer for it and may see your ministry decline. If you are waiting for things to come back to normal and assume that this normal is...

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Feb 08, 2021

15 things a church board should not do


In my years of working with church boards and teaching best practices, I have discovered a number of things that boards should not do. If you lead or serve on a church board, ask yourself if you are doing any of the following.

Church boards should not:

  1. Manage staff beyond the senior leader. All staff should report to the senior leader and the board's responsibility is the senior leader only.
  2. Require...
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Feb 01, 2021

Ways that church board members view their role impacts board effectiveness


How individual board members see their role as a church leader directly impacts the ethos of your board and the effectiveness of its work. Often, however, we have not defined the role of the board and board members with clarity, so these individual beliefs about one's role create hidden but real barriers to effective board work. 

Having worked with thousands of church leaders, here are some of the...

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Jan 29, 2021

So called Christian nationalism is an aberration of the Gospel of Jesus

 Christian Nationalism Is Worse Than You Think

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