Outcome-based learning communities

Outcome-based learning communities

There are three different types of networks. One comes together primarily for support. The people get together, build relationships, encourage each other, and pray for each other. As long as you show up and are helpful, the network fulfills its purpose. A second type...
The supervision-coaching rhythm

The supervision-coaching rhythm

One of the questions people raise frequently is how you can coach those you also supervise. My observation as I’ve reflected on how people lead is they over-supervise and under-coach. The more you wear the supervisor hat, the more you create the temptation to...
Dealing with pushback on new initiatives

Dealing with pushback on new initiatives

You’ve had this happen before. You’ve just finished explaining a new initiative to your group of leaders and you can feel the pushback beginning. “If we don’t do it the way we used to, it won’t work.” “What will this even look like?” “I don’t know if we have enough...
What are you measuring? Implementation questions

What are you measuring? Implementation questions

If you are implementing an initiative—in any area of ministry—you’re probably finding it hard to answer the question, “How are we doing?” Often measuring progress can be challenging. Try taking the following questions and applying them to the particular plan or...
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...