Over time I think we all let up a little bit on the gas pedal. We delegate away influence that we really need to maintain. Maybe it's just that we're tired and need to be more intentional about resting. Maybe it's that we need to take next steps and develop our own leadership to grow to the next level.
We so often fall away from a challenge because we think it will scare people off. Our ego comes into play and we don’t want our numbers to suffer. So we don’t challenge or push the way we should. A strong challenge to a disciple’s next step might scare off some, but it will never scare off the right one.
MAP stands for Ministry Action Plan. It’s a simple tool to help you set new ministry goals for the year and a pathway to achieve them. If you struggle seeing the entire year at a glance, or if you are simply behind in your planning, this tool will definitely help you create a path and stick with it.
We have all had "high" moments and experiences in life. Times we were really looking forward to and projects we were working on. Those days or moments arrive and we are sky-high. Our emotions are running away with us. We are so pumped up and feel like we will never be the same again. But then the project is over, that moment in time is now in the past and things are back to the way they were. Where does that leave us? Usually, it leaves us in a wreck, crashing back down from an emotional high.
If you are reading this on Good Friday, you only have two more days to get ready. You know what I mean by ready. Ready for Easter. The Big Show! March Madness for the Church! (Side note: We need a bracket for preachers. I'm rolling with Matt Chandler to win it all.) Knowing that here are the TOP TWO things that I would invest my time doing with those precious hours and minutes.
The reality is that we want a healthy culture, but sometimes we may not know exactly how to get there. Well here are five simple things I believe you can do to begin creating a healthy church or ministry culture.
It's not a question of, "Should I delegate?" It's a question of, "How do I delegate effectively?"
If you're looking for some fall outreach ideas, here are some that I recently discussed on my podcast with my friend, Tom Pounder.
If you aren't willing to do the things that you are asking others to do, then you are only using people.
Hi, reader. I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself.
Your list is endless. Without adding burden, I want to remind you to lead yourself well physically.
Leaders are learners. If you fail to learn, you will fail to lead.