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Living in peace

Living in peace

On July 8, I posted this scripture passage on my Logan Leadership Facebook page: “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone” – Romans 12:18, NLT. I had set the post up in advance… before I knew how violent the following few weeks would be. We are faced with...

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Outreach planning

Outreach planning

By guest blogger Insoo Kim, Vineyard Church Planter in Vancouver In the sea of different choices for outreach options, how do you determine which would be best for your church plant or congregation? I have come up with the following set of criteria to help us evaluate...

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Training opportunity

Training opportunity

For anyone in the LA area, check out this great training opportunity. It’s how to run support groups for kids going through adjustments like a divorce or separation, a move, a new baby,  substance abuse in the family-- or another life change. Especially helpful for...

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Knowledge and action coming together

Knowledge and action coming together

Two characters, Rob and Jim, from my latest book discuss the issue of holistic discipleship as they try to lay out what the behavior of a disciple looks like in everyday life. How would you draw the diagram they’re talking through? Rob created a diagram of...

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Moving beyond being slot-filling leaders

Moving beyond being slot-filling leaders

The more we are following the leading of the Holy Spirit, the more we move out of the role of being a slot-filling leader. We move from thinking just organizationally to thinking more deeply in terms of people development. From "What do we need to get done? Who can we...

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Unlearning and relearning

Unlearning and relearning

Alvin Toffler- “The illiterate of the twenty first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” This is a great quote I ran across recently. I wonder how this concept relates to church leadership as it changes...

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Catch before you pitch

Catch before you pitch

One of the mistakes leaders frequently make is that they pitch their idea or solution before they’ve prepared people to be able to respond.  Leaders often will see ahead of others that there’s a problem or need. They pre-think the solution, then gather people into a...

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Never assume someone is too busy

Never assume someone is too busy

One of the things I’ve observed is that leaders sometimes make decisions for other people by deciding in advance that the other person is already too busy for a particular new challenge. Therefore the leader doesn’t ask them. That’s presumptuous. By making that...

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Pruning comes first

Pruning comes first

Before you can begin delegating new tasks and developing new leaders, pruning must come first. The primary question of pruning is: What are you going to stop doing? If you don’t prune, you don’t have the bandwidth to develop others because you’re still carrying loads...

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Focus your anger

Focus your anger

Those of you who know me know I love biking. Recently I was riding my bike on a nice large street. It wasn’t even crowded. So I was shocked when a pickup truck passed me 25 feet before an intersection and proceeded to turn right directly in front of me. I started...

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