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 stages of grief in congregational leadership

Using the stages of grief in congregational leadership

Today’s entry is by guest blogger Dave Wasemann. As I was coaching a pastor recently I had an insight:  I was hearing the pastor reflect the five stages of grief through leadership and membership of the congregation. Is it possible to glean insights from work done on...

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Serenity prayer: the complete version

Serenity prayer: the complete version

I looked up the serenity prayer online-- and found the complete version! Apparently, the original version was longer, and was written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It's something that not only works well for people in recovery, but if you think about it we all need...

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Summers off for children’s ministry?

Summers off for children’s ministry?

When I was a pastor, I would track our growth. Historically, the increase of adult attendance would track alongside the increase of children's attendance. They would run in parallel to each other. Then I noticed that trend diverging. Children's attendance had...

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Rocky ground

Rocky ground

When people feel called to a difficult mission field, make sure they have a history of fruitfulness where the ground is fertile. They need to have demonstrated the capacity for effective ministry. Otherwise, how would you expect any different results where the ground...

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Organizing for results

Organizing for results

I had a great coaching conversation recently with a ministry leader in which we strategically organized his time and energy to get the specific results he was looking for. Q: What do you want to see happen? A: I want to start a movement-- something that is...

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Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

I've been doing more consultations lately, and I've realized that something I thought everyone knew from the old church growth days just doesn't seem to be known anymore. I call it the 80% rule. If your parking is 80% full, or if your worship seats are more than 80%...

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Don’t underestimate the Holy Spirit

Don’t underestimate the Holy Spirit

People can listen to the Holy Spirit better than you think they can. At a recent consultation I did, I started out the way I usually do: meeting with the leaders to unpack their strengths, concerns, and vision. Then I led them into a time of questions and listening to...

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How organic change leads to organizational change

How organic change leads to organizational change

So we know from yesterday’s blog entry that trying to institute coaching from the top down most often doesn't work. Implementation is spotty. You have some key people who won't participate. Leaders don’t model the behavior. Quality suffers. People start saying that...

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Opening the door to organic change

Opening the door to organic change

For groups that want to build in coaching throughout their ministry, the initial thinking usually organizational. Who needs to approve it? How will we structure it? Whose permission do we need? How will we run the trainings? That can work well if you're able to get...

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