Leadership

Created on April 24th, 2012
Accruing Power

Accruing Power

By John Flowers, Karen Vannoy
The leadership or nominating committee of any local church is a place where we pastors can do our most productive work. In a best-case scenario, committee members put their heads… read more
Learning from Kodak

Learning from Kodak

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Kodak—long the most esteemed name in the camera business—declared bankruptcy last month. Many business analysts have been discussing the reasons for the esteemed… read more
The Lie of Well-Roundedness

The Lie of Well-Roundedness

By Josh Mauney
In my first ministry position I was sure I knew what to expect. Stand up in front of thousands of adoring members of a faithful congregation and present to them an hour’s… read more
Assembling a Great Team

Assembling a Great Team

By Maurilio Amorim
We purposely don’t have many sacred cows in the businesses that I run. We adapt and change fast and have become “platform agnostics” so we can server our… read more
Dealing with Difficult Staff

Dealing with Difficult Staff

By Martin Thielen
John, our Church Council chairperson, looked worried as he walked into my office. “Martin,” he said, “you need to know that Jason (a former staff member at one… read more
A Church that Agrees Too Much

A Church that Agrees Too Much

By Katie Z. Dawson
After a few years in my congregation, I realized I had a major, however, hidden problem... My church didn't know how to disagree. This may not seem like a problem on the… read more
The Illusion of Pastoral Effectiveness

The Illusion of Pastoral Effectiveness

By Matthew L. Kelley
The acceptance of reality is always a liberation from the burden of illusion that we strive to justify by our errors and our sins. ~Seasons of Celebration, p. 116 What are the… read more
Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

By Tullian Tchividjian
I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to the gospel. It burns inside of me. And it seems to get hotter every day. I can’t stop thinking about it, talking about it, … read more
Dear Pastors, Tell Us the Truth

Dear Pastors, Tell Us the Truth

By Rachel Held Evans
This post was inspired by a few things:   First, the brilliantly titled Epic Fail Pastors Conference, born from the question “What if we offered a space that is… read more
Rules for Rule Breaking

Rules for Rule Breaking

By Gil Rendle
Movement rule breakers see greater purpose and therefore risk different behaviors or practices for missional ends. Many of our local church and denominational leaders like to see… read more