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.

The hardest verse in the Bible

The hardest verse in the Bible

In Matthew 5:48, Jesus told people, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Simple enough. If Jesus said it, it must be something we're supposed to do. Perfect. It sounded so...born-again. Such an apt summary of everything else I was trying to be....

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Holistic formation counters consumer Christianity

Holistic formation counters consumer Christianity

For several years, I worked with a ministry that put on retreats for Christian leaders to learn practices that would nurture their spiritual formation - most for the very first time. I watched many of these leaders experience the transformation that comes from these...

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Beyond spiritual formation

Beyond spiritual formation

Have you ever experienced a challenge that compelled you to reach deep into your soul in search of the resources you needed to meet it? You feel equipped to deal with the challenge, but when you reach into that space - hunting for wisdom and answers - there's nothing...

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What every neighborhood ought to have

What every neighborhood ought to have

Today’s blog entry is from Janet Logan, who blogs regularly on children and spirituality at childcenteredspirituality.com.  “My name is Drew and I am 15 years old. I was in Confident Kids from 4th-6th grade and I loved it. I was able to get my problems out and talk...

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On-ramps for bringing people on-board

On-ramps for bringing people on-board

I live in Pasadena near the oldest freeway in the country-- the 110. In the oldest section of that freeway, they have stop signs just before you enter the freeway. There’s a stop sign, then you have literally 50 feet to get onto the freeway. You have to sit there at a...

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Investing where you see growth

Investing where you see growth

Michael Gatlin, pastor of Duluth Vineyard and director of Multiply Vineyard, follows the practice of “investing where you see things growing.”  When you see a particular harvest field yielding good crops, how can you send in more workers to tend and harvest that...

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Vineyard movement: Everybody gets to play

Vineyard movement: Everybody gets to play

Everybody gets to play-- that’s one of my favorite sayings from the Vineyard movement. But here’s a question: If everybody gets to play, where’s the playbook? What are the little pieces that you can help people with so they can participate more easily? Here are two...

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Video clip training

Video clip training

A while back I was thinking of ways to make training more easily reproducible, and I came up with the idea of video clip training. Basically, you identify the material you need to cover and break it down into little units. Do a 3-5 minute video clip for each unit to...

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How has God led you in the past?

How has God led you in the past?

When I’m coaching people, I’ve found this question to be extremely helpful. By encouraging people to reflect on what has worked for them in the past, how God has blessed them up until now, and where they have seen fruit, they quite often have insights that give them...

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Intentionalizing the spontaneous

Intentionalizing the spontaneous

I began coaching a leader in a growing organization recently and he came to an important realization: what had been working for leadership development and discipleship in the past wasn’t working as well anymore. Some of the dynamics had changed since the organization...

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Up willow creek without a paddle

Up willow creek without a paddle

Remember when Willow Creek was all the rage? Everyone else began looking to the seeker service as the silver bullet. Yet what they didn’t see was all the foundational work of intentional relationship building before seekers were brought to the service. There was a lot...

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