3 Times A Leader Should Announce, “I QUIT!”

“A leader never quits!” From the moment we take our first baby-steps in leadership, this anti-quitting sentiment is drilled into our heads. But an episode that unfolded in my days as executive pastor in a large church jolted me into realizing that this axiom is simply not always true. Sometimes, leaders must have the courage…

Why “If Just One Person…” Reasoning is False & Dangerous

Originally posted December 16, 2011 There is a growing trend among many churches to apply a false formula in many aspects of the budgeting process. I call it the “If Just One Person” false logic. If you’ve found yourself falling into this trend you need to: Be aware of the trend, Recognize why the logic…

6 Vital Conversations Before Making a Ministry Hire

Few dynamics have a greater impact on the success of your ministry than building a great team. That’s why it is so critical that you get your next hire right. And it all begins by having 6 vital conversations. 1.   The conversation with God No decision should drive you to your knees in prayer quite…

How 2 Strategic Days Can Advance an Entire Ministry Year

When it comes to leveraging The Global Leadership Summit as a key strategy in your personal development, and that of your church, you are likely in one of three categories: Category 1: You do not attend events like the Summit. If that describes you, this post does not apply to you.Category 2: You already committed…

The Question that can Make or Break a Company …or a Church

We recently installed a technology in our house that has provided me with two things; great entertainment, and a great leadership question. Last week we dragged ourselves kicking and screaming into the 21st century by having our first Personal Video Recorder (PVR) installed, and that evening we downloaded our first ‘on demand’ movie. I don’t…