Browsing articles in "Leadership"
Oct
27
2010

Are you interesting?

Changing leaves

Seth Godin’s blog from Tuesday has had me thinking: How media changes politics If you want to get elected in the US, you need media. When TV was king, the secret to media was money. If you have money, you can reach the masses. The best way to get money is to make powerful interests happy, so they’ll give you money you can use to reach the masses and get re-elected. Now, though…When attention is […]

Oct
26
2010

Smile!

Smile!

The internet is funny.  As I was plowing through my morning reading I came across an article called The Art of Smiling.  I will save you the time of reading the article: the author suggests that there is no art to smiling, you just do it.  I have been mulling over the article all morning because I think that we sometimes can overlook what a smile communicates. A genuine eye-crinkling smile can do more to […]

Oct
22
2010

Do you believe?

Jeff Brooks writes a lot of good, quick hitting stuff about fundraising for non-profits.  I have enjoyed following his blog for the last several months and while it is primarily about raising funds for the secular non-profit world, much of what he writes is appropriate for the church world as well.  A few weeks back, he asked readers “Do you believe in your cause?” The entry talks about organizations who have a give first rule […]

Oct
21
2010

Church Plants and Elders

solo journey

Bob Thune has two great posts on elders and church plants over at The Resurgance Blog.  Bob brings up something that many times is glossed over when planning out how to begin a church: when and who to install as elders and what to do about accountability when you don’t have elders in place. Church planting can be a lonely place, you spend a great deal of time working to start something from scratch based […]

Oct
19
2010

The Marks of a Great Leader

statue

Think back to some of the great leaders that you have worked with through the years.  Think of names, think of faces, think ofpersonalities.  What made them great?  How were they similar? Tony Schwartz recently blogged for Fast Company on what makes great leaders similar.  Schwartz boiled it down to four capacities that a great leader has that most are lacking: Rather than simply trying to get more out of us, great leaders seek to […]

Oct
18
2010

Is Your Church Lying?

pinochio

Greg Stier asks a hard question about your church and it’s mission statement over on The Christian Post site.  Greg looks at how so many church vision or mission statements talk about evangelism as a priority… but so few actually follow up on it. Greg suggests a few questions to ask about your church when it comes to placing a priority on evangelism: Have you been equipped by your church to effectively share your faith […]

Oct
18
2010

Albert Haynesworth and Church Staff

team meeting

I am a Redskins fan.  I was born that way, I will die that way.  While growing up Washington Redskins football was a religion in my home, and I was (am?) a fervent disciple.  The recent drama involving Albert Haynesworth has gotten me thinking about building a leadership team for churches, and the different personalities that we need to knit together to develop a team that embraces the calling that is placed upon the local […]