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.

Half a loaf vs. half a baby

When is compromise appropriate and when is it not appropriate? I first learned a helpful rule of thumb from Carl George. There are times when half of something is better than none of it: half a loaf of bread is better than no loaf of bread. It may not be all you...

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Working on your ministry, not in it

Working on your ministry, not in it

There’s a book by Michael Gerber called The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. One of the points he makes, which is equally applicable to church planting, is that many entrepreneurs get caught up working in the business...

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Transitioning traditional churches into missional ones

Check out this great blog entry by JR Rozko on transitioning traditional churches into missional ones. It’s a post from a few years back that I just ran across, but extremely helpful and thought-provoking for those who are embarking on this change. While avoiding easy...

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Repentance and responsibility

What does it really mean to repent? If you are in ministry, how do you respond to people who say that they are sorry but then don’t take action to change? What do you do when people express words of repentance, but then mix them with words of blame for others and not...

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An online interview

Robbie MacKenzie, of Missional Youth Ministry, recently interviewed me via Skype video. In that video, I talked about my own journey of faith and calling, my perspective on missional ministry, and advice to today’s church planters. If you’d like to check out the...

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Geese or golden eggs?

I was on an international flight flipping through business magazine when I saw an ad that caught my attention. It was a plain white page with a golden egg at the bottom and a single caption that read, “What you really need is the goose.”  It was a great ad. In...

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Bringing hope for the here and hereafter

By guest blogger Tom Nebel: For years I’ve had to take a deep breath whenever anyone asked me what I did for a living.  I knew that as soon as I’d say anything about helping to see new churches started I’d receive a patronizing and dismissive smile-- and I’d be...

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Sending Missional Leaders

This blog entry is by guest blogger Steve Ogne, church planter coach and consultant with CRM. Steve and I worked together for a decade and collaborated on several projects together, including The Church Planter’s Toolkit. Steve’s most recent publication is...

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