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.

Seeing through God’s eyes

Dave Daubert has a woman in his congregation who reads the local paper through God's eyes. What she means by this is that as she reads the newspaper, she looks for good things people have done. When she finds them, she sends a thank you note:  "I noticed you did ____....

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Going for a swim

Learning new ministry roles is like learning to swim: there are various skills we need to learn and then we need to coordinate them together. First we watch someone swim. Then we start working on individual skills:  we learn to blow bubbles, put our head underwater,...

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The cost of release

As leaders, we are tempted to take our best people and keep them tied into institutional responsibilities, which more often than not keeps them away from the mission. We take our business people and put them on boards and committees. We enlist our artists to help...

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Structures vs. Mission

Fifteen years ago I was speaking in Australia on what it means to live missionally. One person raised his hand and said, “Our church structures don’t allow us to do what you’re talking about.” I responded, “If your church structures keep you from following what Jesus...

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Where would Jesus hang out?

Here’s my challenge to you today:  Go ask a random person on the street, “If Jesus were here today, what would he be doing?”  If you’re brave, you can come back and post the responses you get here on this blog. Here’s my prediction:  not one person will say that Jesus...

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The soapbox derby

The soapbox derby

When I was 12 years old, I wanted to build a car to race in a soapbox derby. My dad sat down with me and gave me this choice:  “You can do it to have fun or you can do it to win. If you want to do it to win, here’s what it’s going to take….” And he laid out the hours...

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How to fail at coach training

Here’s a fool-proof way to fail in your coach training endeavors:  Train everybody, right now, in big groups. In so doing, you’re denying the very methodology that makes coaching powerful. You can’t produce coaches on a factory assembly line. Good coaches are more...

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Train in a way that’s consistent with your philosophy

Here’s a case study for you:  A ministry that focused on training people in doing relational ministry started with coaching, a hands-on learning process, and focused attention on individuals. Its popularity grew. As the ministry gained more and more people to process...

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6-word lessons to discover missional living

6-word lessons to discover missional living

Dave DeVries’ book 6-word lessons to discover missional living is a little book with a big message. Each six-word lesson is packed with wisdom for ministry leaders. This book is filled with succinct, easy-to-read lessons learned from years of ministry experience. The...

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Dear Bob,

I just moved to a church with a 50 years history and a predominant population of senior adults with the mentality that the pastor should primarily acts as a chaplain. They love God but have decided they are done serving. I want to model and move toward an...

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