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.

When you feel hurt

When you feel hurt

Here is something I try to do when I feel attacked or hurt by another person: “You have heard the law that says, ‘ Love your neighbor ’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true...

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Defragging your life

Defragging your life

Technicians recommend running a “defrag” periodically to clean up a computer. The process compresses old files and reorganizes them so the computer can function faster and more efficiently. Although it could seem like taking the time to defrag is just one more thing...

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Vision whiplash

Vision whiplash

Have you ever experienced vision whiplash? You’re part of a church or a faith community and the focus seems to shift every 6 to 12 months. For a season, the church is “all about small groups.”  Then, without warning or explanation, you begin hearing that the church is...

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Where is your Samaria?

Where is your Samaria?

Immediately before his ascension, Jesus said this to his disciples: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the...

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Knowledge in service of character development

Knowledge in service of character development

Jesus only trained people up to the point where they were already living out what they know. He gave his disciples a little bit to go on and expected them to act on it. (See Mark 9:14-29 or Luke 10:1-24 if you’d like an example.) Training people beyond their obedience...

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Education for transformation

Education for transformation

What’s the goal of education? Of training? It’s transformation. The traditional approach is to give a lot of information and hope they apply it. Sometimes a more avant-garde approach is that part of passing the course is implementing the information. But what we’re...

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Rethinking education: a competency-based approach

Rethinking education: a competency-based approach

The core issue with developing people is to identify the outcomes you’re trying to accomplish. The challenge in the formal education field is thinking in terms of curriculum-- what the students need to know-- instead of in terms of outcome-- what the students need to...

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As senior leader goes, so goes the church

As senior leader goes, so goes the church

I’ve done a lot of consulting, coaching, and writing about trying to help churches develop leadership farm systems (developing leaders from the harvest). One observation I’ve made is the churches that are able to raise leaders from the harvest have pastors who are...

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Alignment with how God has made you

Alignment with how God has made you

Yesterday I wrote about how you need to be spending at least 60% of your time in areas of strength and passion. But what if you’re not sure exactly what those areas are? I believe that every five years or so, we need to spend some time reflecting on how God has made...

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Are you giving it your 60%?

Are you giving it your 60%?

When I’m coaching people and they’re not feeling fulfillment in what they’re doing, I usually find that less than 60% of what they’re doing is in their areas of strength and passion. For basic fulfillment in your life and ministry, you need to be spending at least 60%...

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A shortcut for your group leaders

A shortcut for your group leaders

Ever wish there was an easy way to prepare your leaders to facilitate a group discussion on scripture? Many people are so afraid that they won’t know enough about scripture that they won’t even sign up for the job. Here’s the easiest way I’ve found:  give them...

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