Guest Post – Calling All Leaders by Doug Koop

Our friends at Christian Week have shone a spotlight on this year’s Global Leadership Summit. Thanks to Doug Koop for sharing his thoughts on how the Summit can impact Canadian church leaders. KELOWNA, BC—“I really do believe that the local church is the hope of the world, but for it to reach its redemptive potential…

Why Leaders Walk Towards Barking Dogs

You’ve just found out that petty arguments might be brewing among staff in your youth department. What do you do? You’ve noticed that weekly giving is slipping below projections. What do you do? You’ve picked up on the news that your board is spending a lot of time discussing matters that really don’t further the…

How Leaders Know When to "Be Still"

Last night I was reminded of a powerful leadership truth as I read the story of one of the great leaders in the bible. The timing of this reminder couldn’t have been better. I was reading the account in Exodus where the Israelites were trapped at the Red Sea, with the armies of Pharaoh thundering…

Guest post by Carey Nieuhof – Are You Actually Attracting Unchurched People?

Today’s guest post comes from Carey Nieuhof, lead pastor at Connexus Church, with campuses in Barrie and Orillia, Ontario. Carey is one of Canada’s sharpest Kingdom leaders, and in today’s post he poses a question that I believe every church leader in Canada needs to wrestle with; ‘Are we REALLY attracting unchurched people to our…

What Does Kingdom-First Leadership Look Like?

Harry Truman is credited with the powerful leadership axiom, “It’s amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” Today I saw this lived out again with Todd Petkau and the team at Riverwood Church Community in Winnipeg. Riverwood has been our Global Leadership Summit partner for two years, and each…