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.

Involve Others

Involve Others *Identify the right people *Invest in their development *Encourage and challenge them Once we have been involved in ministry and found our focus, we need to involve others in ministry as well. Ministry, regardless of the form it takes, is never a...

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Find your focus

Find your Focus *Identify your passion *Create a growth plan *Commit to excellence Once we have fallen down enough times, odds are we’ll start to get the hang of something. You have to be bad at many things before you can be good at one thing. Maybe a round of student...

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference *Show up *Do something *Give of yourself Following in the footsteps of Jesus is not passive—it’s active. Making a difference is the exploratory first step toward finding our calling. To find out what unique contribution God has for us to make in this...

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Serve Others

Serve Others

Be the feet of Jesus Be the hands of Jesus Be the voice of Jesus Serving others may be the most versatile of all 12 of the areas we’re looking at in this series. Jesus said it best: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me...

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Christmas all year round

Christmas all year round

I know it’s a little late to be posting a picture of a Christmas tree, but bear with me. Our church’s Christmas gift is probably just now arriving in Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico. At the initiative of one of the men in our missional house church, we at ViaCordis...

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This one thing I do

This one thing I do

I like Henry Ford. I’ve been tweeting some quotes from him lately. When Janet and I visited Detroit, we toured Henry Ford’s house with some friends. Downstairs there was a display that Janet saw and she called out, “Hey, Bob—that’s you!”  I came over and took this...

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Witnessing a baptism

Witnessing a baptism

A woman in our church was recently baptized. She invited her family to come and witness the event. They came, even though they weren’t followers of Jesus. But they had seen the dramatic changes in her life over the past months. Having come out of a recovery program,...

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Crabby Joe’s Mission Statement

Crabby Joe’s Mission Statement

Ran across this sign at a restaurant and wanted to share it with you: “What’s with the mission statement? I cook the food – you eat the food – you pay for the food and then you go home. And you don’t make a mess!” Although I suppose I do value mission statements more...

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Announcing Kingdom-Minded Coach Training

Announcing Kingdom-Minded Coach Training

We need a way to train coaches that specializes in working with today’s missional leaders. In Kingdom-Minded coach training, I bring the basic coaching skills that all coaches need together with the specialized competencies that coaches need to work effectively with...

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What would you do?

So you’re trying to come alongside missional leaders and coach them toward effective ministry. One church planter in his 20s doesn’t seem to trust you at all. He feels disillusioned by church and reacts angrily against certain vocabulary choices you’ve made. “You just...

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Hope Chest

Hope Chest

When Janet and I were engaged, she wanted a hope chest. In typical entrepreneurial fashion, I built her one from scratch without plans. Plans might take too long, so I just started with some lumber and built as I went. It turned out beautifully—a pine hope chest, one...

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Lesson #3: Don’t freak out

Note:  See December 27 entry for back story. A third lesson learned from our Argentinean driver was this:  Stay calm and don’t lose focus. He showed grace under pressure:  continually on the speaker phone or talking with his wingman as he navigated the streets and...

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