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Posted: April 6, 2016 | Categories: ,

4 Things To Do If You Are A Noob On Church Staff

First days. We’ve all lived them. Sometimes, we’ve just survived them. First days of a new school year. First days in a new town. First days of a new relationship. First days on a new job. Some look forward to first days — embracing the clean slate and fresh opportunities ahead. Others dread the unfamiliar...
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Posted: October 22, 2015 | Categories: , , , , ,

10 Ways Church Leaders Create a Culture of Equipping and Training

“How do we get from here to there?” is a question that I get frequently. Church leaders want to transition their church from where they are to where they would like to be. Many, many church leaders would like to transition from constantly shepherding, visiting, and “doing everything” to focusing on equipping and training. I believe...
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Posted: September 14, 2015 | Categories: , , , , ,

6 Steps to Building a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church

Leadership pipeline development in churches isn’t a new fad or trend that only applies to multi-site or church planting contexts. A church’s leadership pipeline cultivates the God-given spiritual gifts and abilities each person has. It requires a redesign or reorganization of ministry roles, in order to not only accomplish ministry goals but also intentionally develop...
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Posted: April 2, 2015 | Categories: , , ,

25 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

Does anyone really care about a list of “25 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor”? If not, I think they should.  I think so. Taking action on this post could breathe life into your pastor like never before. Recent news reports have focused on pastors engaged in various moral failures and others in the middle of...
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Posted: March 12, 2015 | Categories: , , ,

12 Challenges to Building a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church

It is easy to talk about leadership development, but developing disciple-making leaders is a far greater challenge. It requires us to address the challenges to building a leadership pipeline in your church. Any time you try to intentionally develop leaders, you will face enormous challenges. I’ve faced these challenges while serving every type of church...
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Posted: March 11, 2015 | Categories: , ,

What is a Leadership Pipeline?

When we use the term leadership pipeline, we need to define exactly what we mean if we value clarity. Otherwise, we may assume that we know and agree on what we’re talking about when we don’t. What is a leadership pipeline? A leadership pipeline is another term for leadership development. My colleague Brad Bridges refers...
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