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How To Get The Church On Board With Vision

BOARDYou spend some great time with God.
You really feel you know what the next step of Kingdom growth for your church should look like.
You begin to move in that direction and earnestly try and get buy in, just to be met with disappointment and frustration.

This happens all too often when a leader fails to establish a “Vision Protection” team.

Think back to Jesus’ day. He had a vision protection team. It had 3 parts…

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3 Keys That Will Take You Further

FURTHERI watched Diana Nyad recently tell the story of her historical swim  from Cuba to Florida. It was an inspiring story and she shared a few of the reasons that allowed her to accomplish a feat many tried before her, but all met with failure. Here are a few of the “strategies” she mentioned.

1- Recruit Winners

Diana praised her “world class” team for protecting her from everything from killer jelly fish to sharks and pushing her further than she ever dreamed. It’s not a secret that bringing the best team with you will push you!

Look for those who can push you the most in what God has for you, not just those who will tell you you’re doing great, when in fact you are about to drown.

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4 Attitudes of a Productive Team

TEAMMy father in law taught me a lot about bees before he died. He raised them and harvested their honey for years. And they never ceased to amaze him for all those years.

Bees are amazing, but they have four main objectives:

They will build a hive,
protect the hive with force,
sustain themselves with honey,
and reproduce.

The teams in our churches desperately need to keep these four qualities in the fore front of their minds.

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Caveman Church Leader

CAVEMANSay what you want about the large bearded man rockin the Wooley Mammoth suit and carrying that big beatin stick, but he knows how to survive!

We can learn something from our caveman cousin about the art of surviving and growing in some difficult situations… Like, church! I see four skills the caveman developed that would be of great value to church leaders…

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5 Traits of the Most Magnetic Leaders

MAGNETIC1. They ask caring questions

They ask questions that go far beyond superficial interest. They draw me out with pointed questions that show they genuinely care about me and it never sounds scripted.

2. They listen to me

They allow me to fully vent or explain without making me feel on I’m on “the clock” with them. They demonstrate their authenticity by giving me their time (Their most valuable asset), without complaint.

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4 Habits of the World’s Richest…You need these too

I stumbled across this infographic about the habits of the worlds wealthiest people (No, I don’t desire to be one of them). After reading them it struck me, “These are all Biblical principles.”

Real success, even by those who don’t follow Jesus, is only realized when Biblical principles are applied, and it matters not if they understand they are living in them or not. These are the four that stood out to me the most…

1- They have daily routines

2- They live a healthy lifestyle

3- They teach their kids how to live

4- They set goals

Each one of those will really preach!

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Stop Being A Car Chasing Leader

CHASINGWe’ve all seen dogs that chase cars. It’s funny they like to try and catch up with a car going 40 mph and bark and growl like they really have a chance of catching it.

As pastors and leaders, we’re all guilty of trying to catch something that is simply going too fast. I’m not saying we shouldn’t have big God goals and visions, but they have to be based on what we KNOW He wants to do around and through us.

2 things about chasing “cars” as a leader…

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