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.

Discipleship pitfall #2: All hands

Discipleship pitfall #2: All hands

In my last blog entry, we looked at the pitfall of the “all head” approach-- trying to educate our way to making disciples. One common alternative to the “all head” approach is the “all hands” approach. Instead of just learning stuff, let’s get out there and do stuff!...

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Discipleship pitfall #1: All head

Discipleship pitfall #1: All head

When we over-emphasize knowledge in our approach to discipleship, we end up with a classroom approach. Discipleship is a checklist of things to read and know. It’s curriculum-based and doesn’t take into account where God is currently working in the life of an...

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What doesn’t work:  a one-size fits all approach

What doesn’t work: a one-size fits all approach

Every person is different and we all reflect God in different ways. So why is our approach to discipleship the same across the board? Look at church discipleship programs: Everyone reads this same book. Everyone takes this same class. Everyone participates in this...

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The vision and the need

The vision and the need

When we really take the time to sit down and think about it, we can see an amazing vision of what making and multiplying disciples could look like: Churches turning outward and serving the communities around them. Christians building authentic relationships with those...

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Community transformation

Community transformation

Community transformation is the outwardly visible result of how we live in the world corporately as followers of Jesus. To be engaged in community transformation means that we, as followers of Jesus, are actively contributing to positive change in the broader...

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Authentic relationships

Authentic relationships

Authentic relationships are one of the most clear, visible evidences of our relationship with God. Jesus told his disciples we would be known by our love. It’s the most readily recognizable characteristic of a disciple of Jesus. We are called to engage with other...

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Personal transformation

Personal transformation

Personal transformation means changing your attitudes and behaviors in positive ways as a result of your relationship with God and others. Inward change and outward change take place in tandem; each affects the other. "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this...

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Disciplemaking

Disciplemaking

Disciplemaking means living in personal obedience to the great commission given by Jesus, which entails making more and better followers of Christ.  "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy...

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Generous living

Generous living

Generous living means investing well what God has given us—whether that be our spiritual gifts, our homes, our time, our money, or anything else God has entrusted to us. We are to practice generosity in line with our beliefs and what we are hearing from God. We are to...

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Sacrificial service

Sacrificial service

There are few better ways to reflect the heart of God for people than through sacrificial service. Followers of Jesus who engage in sacrificial service to others build significantly more credibility with people of all belief systems than those who do not regularly...

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Spiritual responsiveness

Spiritual responsiveness

Spiritual responsiveness describes how we choose to respond to the work of God in our lives. It involves actively listening and then taking action according to what we are hearing. God is present and at work in the world, drawing us closer to him. How we decide to...

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Experiencing God

Experiencing God

Experiencing God means intentionally and consistently engaging with God in such a way that you open yourself to deeper understanding of him and deeper relationship with him. We are to use our minds, our bodies, our souls, and our emotions to love him. He answered,...

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