At least once a week a pastor contacts me about church revitalization. I always tell them I’m still learning, but we have seen God do some pretty amazing things in our church. Through this blog I’m trying to share some of the things I’m learning.
The primary question I […] Continue Reading…
“Serving a useful purpose; tending to build up.”
“The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.”
You’ve heard the term. As a leader, I hear it all the time.
If you’re a leader then you’ve certainly had people offer criticism. Some even say they are just giving […] Continue Reading…
Philippians, Part 2 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
What is your leadership capacity?
Have you found it?
I use the term leadership capacity to describe a leader’s maximum potential to effectively lead others to accomplish the vision.
A leader exceeds their leadership capacity when they no longer have the ability to effectively manage or lead the organization to […] Continue Reading…
I was talking to a younger leader recently. He is feeling under-appreciated. His boss, the senior leader, never notices the work that he is doing. Even worse, for this senior leader, crisitcism flows easily. He never misses a mistake.
I get it. That leader could be me at times. I’m […] Continue Reading…
I have been in church revitalization for almost 3 years in the church where I currently serve as pastor. My first church some 13 years ago was a church in need of revitalization. In between, I’ve been a part of two church plants.
Even more, I’ve worked with dozens of […] Continue Reading…
It’s Christmas time again. Seems to come every year about this time. The most wonderful time of the year.
There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories
Of Christmases long, long ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
(That […] Continue Reading…
Ever wonder the secret to being thankful?
I believe the secret to being thankful is in learning to be more content.
We give thanks out of a heart overflowing with gratefulness. A full heart naturally produces gratitude.
How do we do that?
The Apostle Paul told us he had learned the […] Continue Reading…
I talk to so many leaders who get so frustrated because they never seem to accomplish as much as they set out to do. Most of the time the reason is a fairly simple one.
They used the wrong approach to the work.
Many times as leaders we try to accomplish […] Continue Reading…
This is a guest post from Dave Gipson. Dave serves as pastor of Legacy Church, Naples, FL. Read more insights from him at DaveGipson.net, or email him at DaveGipson@hotmail.com. I needed this reminder. Thanks Dave.
Five Things Every Staff Wishes Their Pastor Knew
I remember the first time someone called […] Continue Reading…