4 Ways to Spot Your Church’s Rising Stars

One of the most important roles in the life of any leader, particularly a church leader, is to spot the “rising stars” – those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. But how do you spot these rising stars? Effective leaders…

Re-post: Has God Called Your Team to NOT Take That Hill?

So much of leadership is inspiring and vision-casting our teams to ‘take that hill for Christ’; to enable those we lead to see beyond their fears and insecurities, and to instill within them a belief that we can accomplish more than we thought possible. And sometimes God is quietly telling us to stay right where…

How Your Family Can Survive Multiple Christmas Eve Services

If you serve on the staff of a church with multiple Christmas Eve services, you may already feel the tension mounting. You know that this is one of the highest-impact seasons on the church calendar, and yet if you have school-aged children (or younger) no season of the year demands more of your family’s attention.…

Guest post by Bill Donahue – Why Leaders Don’t Share Leadership

Leaders face an ongoing tension between hanging on tightly to the reigns of their leadership, versus allowing others an opportunity to step up…and quite possibly fail. My friend Bill Donahue has written an insightful piece on how leaders can manage this tension. Take a moment to read Bill’s post, and then weigh in on how…

Has God Called Your Team to NOT Take that Hill?

So much of leadership is inspiring and vision-casting our teams to ‘take that hill for Christ’; to enable those we lead to see beyond their fears and insecurities, and to instill within them a belief that we can accomplish more than we thought possible. And sometimes God is quietly telling us to stay right where…