Your Next Great Leadership Strategy

Reading impacts leadership.  Last year, I read a Michael Hyatt blog where he shared the following quote, “Leaders read and readers lead”.   I have met many leaders and  call many of them friends.  Some pastor churches, others are entrepreneurs, and a few I know lead massive organizational structures.  All of these leaders read regularly.  I have discussed current books with them and several have even made some great recommendations for my personal journey. The books these leaders read are helping them each and every day to make important organizational decisions related to...

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On Disciple-Making

Discipleship talk is always trending in church leadership meetings, small group discussions, and conferences on the Christian faith.   Yet, a fresh wave of thoughts and focus on disciple-making has arrived. More and more churches are framing fresh congregational vision and mission statements with this purpose of disciple-making in mind.  But how does a community of people growing in their own journey of Jesus-followership make new followers of Jesus? Many of the churches mentioned above are creating core action steps—usually five or four—as the means to making these new disciples.  Across...

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Stop Preaching Generosity Sermons

Some sermons on stewardship and generosity need to be rethought.  The content in the message might be good, but if the introduction and timing are questionable, consider postponing your next “money” pitch to the congregation.  Here are three  reasons to stop the sermon before it begins: 1)  The sermon introduction contains an apology.  It is never wise to begin your sermon with, “I’m sorry, but it is that time of year for the money talk.”  No one apologizes for preaching on prayer or loving your neighbor, so don’t apologize for this message either.  Instead, be...

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