Month: March 2013
“We have a leadership deficit.”
Words many of us have spoken, and all of us have heard from others. We know how vital it is for every church to have and fill a solid leadership pipeline. But for many, some of the steps involved in that process seem overwhelming, and many don’t know where to start.
I’m a small town simple-minded pastor that has difficulty with complicated processes. So here is a simple pattern I’ve learned to get new potential leaders on your radar and start a process to move them through.
Being a leader is tough on any scale, but trying to lead with un-truths bouncing around in your head makes it almost impossible to see success. So let’s bust up a few myths right off the bat… 1) It’s lonely being a Leader Yes, it can be lonely at times, however most times that is
Any church that doesn’t change in response to the change in culture, community or context will eventually cease to exist. Any church that wants to stay around and keep their doors open will make constant and subtle changes along the way.
How should that change take place?
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,Â and we take captive every thought to make it obedientÂ to Christ.
How many times have we read that verse or quoted that verse? MANY! Too often, though, we read that and dismiss that little word in thereâ¦
So, without the word “every,” we only dismiss the big thoughtsâ¦ if we apply the verse at all. The problem? Without the word “every,” we let that mini thought stand.
You know the “mini” thought. The one that is just quick and feel harmless. The problem with the mini thought is that it fuels MAJOR actions if it’s aloud to live in our minds.