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.

Using the prophetic gift well in leadership

Using the prophetic gift well in leadership

Of all the gifts, the prophetic gift is one that is often misunderstood and misused... like God or a prophet hammering down in an uncaring angry way. But that's not how the gift is supposed to operate. How do you deal with the prophetic gift if you have it and are in...

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Whose approval do you seek?

Whose approval do you seek?

I recently asked this question of someone. He’d been working hard in his ministry, putting forth a great deal of effort, yet receiving very little by way of appreciation from his congregation. He was frustrated and tired. Yet the question, “Whose approval are you...

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New Resource: Barnabas Coach Training

New Resource: Barnabas Coach Training

As a ministry leader, you want to develop people who can engage in incarnational missional ministry. You want to develop people who can come alongside others to develop them as well. You want a relational-- yet effective-- means of making disciples. What you need is a...

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The role of Barnabas in church planting

The role of Barnabas in church planting

I think Barnabas is one of the most important people in the Bible, yet he gets almost no recognition. Barnabas probably wouldn’t even make most people’s biblical top ten list. But consider the significance of the role he played. Barnabas came alongside Paul, and got...

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What about the other 167 hours?

What about the other 167 hours?

Take a look at the ministry flow chart below. It puts the role of celebration-- the worship service-- in context. That’s one hour out of the week… the rest of the week is 167 hours. Consider where you are putting your time and energy. How much is being invested into...

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Fire and mission

Fire and mission

Take some time this Friday morning to meditate on this insight from German theologian Emil Brunner: “The Church exists by mission as fire exists by burning.”

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Bridging to discipleship

Bridging to discipleship

As ministry leaders, we’re all aware of the importance of disciplemaking. We engage culture, and as people come to Christ we get them connected into faith communities. But as I coach a lot of ministry leaders who are seeking to be incarnational and missional, one of...

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Conflict management via email?

Conflict management via email?

One of my pet peeves is when people try to solve problems via email. You’ve been there: someone words an email awkwardly or brusquely, offense is taken, someone else responds in an inflammatory way, often copying several additional people. Blind copying and forwarding...

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What is God putting on your to-do list?

What is God putting on your to-do list?

It's easy to feel overwhelmed looking at your to-do list, especially if you are faced with the prospect of additional demands. The best starting point is first finding out where you are currently spending your time. Record what you are doing and how much time each...

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Next board meeting, ask a good question

Next board meeting, ask a good question

I write frequently about the power of listening and asking good questions, especially among  ministry leaders. Let’s take a look at one of the more challenging contexts for practicing this skill: the board meeting. Often board meetings consist of each person spouting...

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The power of letting the scripture transform people

The power of letting the scripture transform people

On Mondays when my house church gathers, we read through scripture together, carefully observing it over time. We only let the passage answer the question. No external interpretations and no cross references. If the answer is not there in the passage, we’ll just have...

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How do we actually make disciples?

How do we actually make disciples?

We all know we're supposed to make disciples. And yet if we're honest, how well is that really happening? Too often the focus seems on having people become active church participants: attending activities, volunteering, giving, etc. One of the challenges in making...

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