Browsing articles in "Leadership"
Oct
2
2013

10 Indispensible Practices of the 2-Minute Leader

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Over the last few years I have really enjoyed getting to know Brian Dodd. Brian loves the local church, and serves the church through his work at The Rocket Company and his blog, Brian Dodd on Leadership. I am really excited about Brian’s newest project, 10 Indispensible Practices of The 2-Minute Leader. In today’s Ministry Briefing Conversation Todd and I sit down with Brian to hear more about his new book, and the practices that […]

Sep
17
2013

Change Takes Time or Don’t Do It To Them

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Somehow, over the last year, I have found myself engaged in coaching relationships with a great deal of pastors who are relatively new to their churches. I love getting to spend time with these guys… they are incredibly optimistic, hungry to see cool things happen, and ready to take on the world. Which is why my biggest piece of advice for them can be somewhat confusing: slow down. “But Matt,” they say “there is so […]

Sep
9
2013

Tips and Tactics Aren’t Enough

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My Tuesday morning Bible study has been slowly working its way through First and Second Timothy. I have enjoyed working slowly through these passages since it gives me a good bit of time to really marinate on Paul’s words to his protege. Over the last couple of weeks I have been really soaking on chapter six, verses 11-14: But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the […]

Aug
16
2013

Commit to a Strategy and GO!

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The other morning I stopped off at a local 7-11 in order to get my morning shot of caffeine. As I shuffled towards the front door, I was stopped by a charter bus driver who was semi-panicked. Asking me if I lived in the area, he proceeded to tell me that he was trying to find a local high school. He showed me the directions he printed off of mapquest, and then told me that […]

Aug
14
2013

When Churches Confuse Atheists for Disciples

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The current edition of Ministry Briefing covers a story that has fascinated me. The story, Behold the Six Types of Atheists, gives an overview of the study done by two men from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga unpacks the six different categories of atheists. Upon first glance it would seem that researchers Christopher Silver and Thomas Coleman have discovered that atheists, like christians, draw from a fairly diverse crowd… one that can not be defined with one […]

Aug
9
2013

Global Leadership Summit Day Two

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And another Summit is in the books. I am coming away from this year’s edition feeling stretched, challenged, excited, and exhausted. Every year on the Friday night after the Summit my brain feels like tapioca. This year is no different, and I will be soaking on what was spoken about over the next several weeks. As I did for day one, here are the links for my notes on day two: Joseph Grenny: Mastering the […]

Aug
9
2013

Global Leadership Summit: Andy Stanley

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I’m going to be honest… when Andy Stanley speaks, I have a hard time taking notes. He has a way of communicating that sucks me in, and doesn’t let go. His message this afternoon did that to me yet again. He started off talking about Matthew 16:18, and how Jesus was clear that the ekklesia was not going to be overcome by anything, or anyone. Over the next thirty minutes or so, Andy drove this home, […]

Aug
9
2013

Global Leadership Summit: Transitions

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Bill Hybels, Jim Mellado and Gary Schwammlein took the stage to share a little bit about the transition taking place at the Willow Creek Association. As you may know, Jim Mellado has left his position as the president of the Willow Creek Association after twenty years. I wasn’t planning on writing about this session, but something happened that I believe needs to be highlighted. Willow Creek has a tradition of sending off leaders who are […]

Aug
9
2013

Global Leadership Summit: Dr. Henry Cloud

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I am a pretty big fan of Dr. Henry Cloud’s. His talk this afternoon was entitled “Reversing the Death Spiral of a Leader,” and he brought it. Henry started off by reminding us all of something that we all know… but don’t like to admit: the hardest thing for a leader to take charge of is himself. From there he spoke about how we all go through tough seasons, and have a tendency to get into spirals […]

Aug
9
2013

Global Leadership Summit: Oscar Muriu

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Oscar Muriu is the Senior Pastor of Nairobi Chapel, in Kenya. Throughout the course of his session he shared his story, and told us about what happened when he realized that his personal leadership capacity was going to limit the church’s ability to grow in size and impact. After spending some time crying out to God, asking him where he could find leaders, God gave him the five leadership convictions that have shaped his ministry ever […]

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