Jun 05, 2023

The danger of a culture of consumerism over disciplemaking in the church today


There is no country where the church has the American church's resources. And yet, with all the advantages it has: wealth; technology; training; strategy, and Biblical knowledge, we are not doing well in many congregations. In fact, we inadvertently hurt ourselves by focusing on the wrong things, which causes us to miss the best things. We are often building a culture of consumerism over...

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Jun 01, 2023

When leaders cannot be challenged


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May 30, 2023

Leaders are stewards: The question is what are you stewarding and for whom?


Most would acknowledge that leaders are stewards. By definition, stewardship means that we look after the interests of someone or something else rather than ourselves. However, what we are stewarding and for whom requires some deep thinking and regular realignment because it is easy to get this wrong. We can inadvertently steward the wrong thing! This is true whether you lead a team or an...

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Apr 27, 2023

When boards ignore the obvious, people get hurt


Here is a scenario that I have seen repeated too often. The board of a large church asked me for help regarding conflict between the senior leader and two other leaders who had just been fired, causing an uproar in the congregation.

I discovered that there were at least six staff members who had been fired or left the church on their own accord in the past two years. I asked the board if they (or...

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Apr 26, 2023

The Five Responsibilities of every Leader


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Apr 24, 2023

The Practices of Leaders of Deep Influence


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Apr 23, 2023

Grow your self awareness and become a better version of you



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  1. conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.
    "the process can be painful but it leads to greater self-awareness"

Do you know who you are and why you do what you do? Do you know how others experience you? Too often we pay too little attention to understanding ourselves and in the process we...

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