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 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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A simple, successful ministry flow outline

A simple, successful ministry flow outline

Recently I was trying to think through the most simple way to represent what happens in successful ministry. What is the fewest number of things that need to happen for the basic ministry process to be complete? Here’s are the seven elements I have so far: Living and...

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3 essentials to thriving in ministry

3 essentials to thriving in ministry

Guest blogger: Don Easton. Don is a church planter and Senior Minister at C3 Church Robina, Australia. Having experienced burnout, he considers it a gift that has taught his to thrive in ministry. Learn more about Don and his ministry at doneaston.com. 3 essentials to...

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The 3 Rs of listening to the Holy Spirit

The 3 Rs of listening to the Holy Spirit

Whether you are part of a small group, a ministry team, a discipleship relationship or a coaching relationship, you will need to be intentional about listening to the Holy Spirit. That’s how we help others growth: not by telling them what to do but by listening to the...

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Supervisory questions

Supervisory questions

In the past on this blog, I have recommended doing supervision sessions with your staff people four times a year, with monthly coaching sessions in between those. But what does a good supervisory session look like? What topics should you cover? How should that staff...

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Taking a step back: the personal audit

Taking a step back: the personal audit

Periodically I find it necessary to take a step back and reflect on my life, my goals, and the direction I’m heading. Over the summer can be a great time to do that. Get away to the woods, the mountains, the ocean, the lakes… wherever is peaceful enough for you to...

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The risk of evaluating your coaching relationships

The risk of evaluating your coaching relationships

One of the things coaches least like to do is take stock of how well they are doing in their coaching relationships. The very line of inquiry puts us in a vulnerable position. After all, people would tell us if something was wrong, wouldn’t they? Or we’d sense it,...

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Questions to improve team health and communication

Questions to improve team health and communication

The challenges of leading a team are legion: conflicting personalities, getting everyone on the same page, turf wars. Often one of the best ways to avoid some of the negatives is to focus on the positives. Instead of waiting for problems to arise, what constructive...

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Investing in those you supervise

Investing in those you supervise

One of the most important characteristics of great leaders is a focus on people development over task accomplishment. It’s more important to develop those God has entrusted to our care to the fullest extent possible. That’s true even when it doesn’t line up with what...

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