Leadership

Holistic Leadership Development

Leadership - Logan LeadershipYou want to develop leaders who will do what Jesus called us to do, leaders who can take the church forward into the 21st century. You look to the fields and see them, as Jesus does, ready for harvest — and you know that’s where your ministry needs to concentrate.

What’s needed is holistic leadership development — the kind of leadership development that comes from the harvest and leads people back into the harvest, resulting in subsequent generations of new believers and new leaders living as Jesus called us to live.

We can help you develop leaders the kind of leaders you need in a way that is both relational and intentional… and ultimately effective in helping your church accomplish its mission.

Lenten Series Week 4- Barnabas—an Active Listener

Lenten Series Week 4- Barnabas—an Active Listener

Barnabas moved people toward maturity rather than dependence. Instead of simply telling people what to do, he helped people mature in making their own godly decisions. In this way, people grew in responsibility and in leadership. Paul casts a beautiful vision for this...

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Lenten Series Week 3- Barnabas for Discipleship

Lenten Series Week 3- Barnabas for Discipleship

A Barnabas assumes that God has different plans for different people. What one person is supposed to do isn’t necessarily the same as what another person is supposed to do. Barnabas recognized this as he helped establish Paul among the apostles (Acts 9:26-28). We also...

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Lenten Series Week 2- The Impact of Coach Barnabas

Lenten Series Week 2- The Impact of Coach Barnabas

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). Each person is responsible before God, yet we live in community. In healthy, faith-based relationships, we can honor one another and hold one another accountable. Barnabas did this for Paul and...

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Lenten Series Week 1- Who is Barnabas?

Lenten Series Week 1- Who is Barnabas?

Welcome to a six-week series on Barnabas, one of my favorite people in the Bible. During this Lenten season, we can engage together in this devotional series that includes scriptural insights, food for thought, and points of action.   Often overlooked but deeply...

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4 reasons teams bring maximum results and development

4 reasons teams bring maximum results and development

One group I’ve been working with appoints co-leaders for all roles in their missions work. I think that’s a great idea and it seems to be working well for them. The idea of ministry teams isn’t new. Jesus gave us the example when he sent out ministry pairs in Luke 10!...

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Who will succeed you?

Who will succeed you?

No matter who we are, none of us is indispensable. Yet many leaders have not put much time or thought into considering who else could step into our shoes in the event of sickness, death, or other unforeseen events. Reflect on your own situation. Who could take on your...

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Putting out the fires of hell with a squirt gun

Putting out the fires of hell with a squirt gun

I once coached a planter who could inspire a group of people to do almost anything. He was an amazing communicator and motivator. I often chuckled that he could preach a message inspiring people to go put out the fires of hell with squirt guns and they’d be ready and...

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Shark Tank for ministry leaders

Shark Tank for ministry leaders

  Have you ever watched the show Shark Tank? It’s about aspiring entrepreneurs making a pitch to successful start-up leaders: “Here’s my product or concept, here’s my business plan, now will you become an investor or strategic partner?” What I particularly enjoy...

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The importance of diverse teams in church leadership

The importance of diverse teams in church leadership

I read an article recently in the Harvard Business Review, one of my favorite sources for leadership tips outside of a Christian context. The article is called Why Diverse Teams are Smarter. It makes good use of research to establish why teams that involve people from...

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2 Practices for Building Team Resilience

2 Practices for Building Team Resilience

Resilience has long been known as an important quality in leaders, particularly ministry leaders and church planters. But it’s not just you as an individual leader that needs to be resilient; it’s your whole team. The time you spend building team resilience is time...

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Define the What; Release the How

Define the What; Release the How

I ran across a great blog entry recently from Carey Nieuwhof. I highly recommend reading the post by Jenni Catron; you can find it here. One phrase in particular that stood out to me was “Define the What; Release the How.” Define the What; Release the How.  The...

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