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.

Christmas and career day in a public school

Christmas and career day in a public school

A story from Pastor Randy Lovejoy:  My youngest son started first grade in the elementary school a short jog from the church where I serve as pastor. I was excited about this opportunity to build relationships with parents and children who, like our community, are...

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Four more ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Four more ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Note:  See yesterday’s blog entry for the first five. Coaching moves people toward maturity rather than dependence. Instead of simply telling people what to do, coaching helps people mature in making their own godly decisions. In this way, they grow in responsibility...

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Five ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Five ways coaching aligns with biblical principles

Coaching assumes that each believer has the capacity to hear from the Holy Spirit for themselves. The Apostle Paul modeled that listening and discernment process for us: “I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit”...

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Is coaching biblical?

Is coaching biblical?

The Bible never commands us to coach. In fact, the word coach is never used. So why coach? Should we even coach? Is coaching biblical? The Bible does command us to do certain things: to make disciples, to encourage one another, to listen to the Holy Spirit, to follow...

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What is coaching?

What is coaching?

Coaching is the process of coming alongside a person or team to help them discover God’s agenda for their life and ministry, and then cooperating with the Holy Spirit to see that agenda become a reality. Coaches come alongside to help, just as Barnabas came alongside...

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Moving at the speed of God

Moving at the speed of God

John Draper of the Baltimore Baptist Association used the phrase “moving at the speed of God.” It means keeping pace with what God is doing. Sometimes he’s moving quickly. Other times he’s moving more slowly. It’s not up to us to determine the speed, but to keep pace...

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Agenda harmony

Agenda harmony

As you plant a church, you need to help people understand what it means to follow Jesus based on the DNA you disciple into them. Obviously, this is harder with people who have previous church experience than with those who come to faith through your ministry....

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Loving obedience

Loving obedience

Often the term obedience connotes drudgery, lack of freedom, and having to do things we re-ally don’t want to do. That’s not what Jesus has in mind. When you love someone, it’s easy to do what pleases them. My wife loves Christmas lights. Is putting up Christmas...

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Don’t cut corners

Don’t cut corners

At a karate studio, the instructor sets up orange cones to create a square for the kids to run laps around. One little boy jumps across the inside of the cone instead of running around the outside of it. The instructor is immediately on it: “No cutting corners!” The...

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A history of faithfulness

A history of faithfulness

When you’re working with people, and they’re trying to make a decision on where they need to go or what they need to be doing, I often ask them, “How has God led you in the past?” They then rehearse where God has led them and that informs their current situation. They...

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Broadening our perspective

Broadening our perspective

“If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you!" -- Proverbs 19:17 NLT There is a blessing that comes to us when we serve and help the poor. It may not-- and likely is not-- a financial blessing, but rather a blessing of the spirit. We see...

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How is ministry like a Thanksgiving dinner?

How is ministry like a Thanksgiving dinner?

Guest blog entry from Christina Roberts, church planter: I was recently talking with my coach, sifting through all of the elements that need to be put into place for my next ministry initiative. I realized in saying all of this that I feel like I am making a...

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