In a tweet and Facebook post recently I said, “The hardest conversation is often the most needed.”
It was as a result of my counsel to another pastor in a leadership setting. I happen to encourage those type conversations often. Apparently, from the retweets and “likes”, it’s a frequent issue. [...] Continue Reading…
The best example of a person’s leadership is what happens when the leader isn’t leading.
What happens after the leader is gone?
What happens when the leader is absent?
What happens without the leader doing or saying anything?
How does the leader’s influence impact the organization years beyond the leader?
Your reputation and legacy [...] Continue Reading…
My friend Casey Graham is such a kingdom builder. And, he’s generous. And, he’s brilliant. I wish I could think like him.
He is putting together a free online web event to help pastors. What a deal! I asked Casey to tell you more about it.
Here is what he wrote:
Want [...] Continue Reading…
I’ve often said that good leaders never assume silence means that everyone is in agreement.
I still believe that. Leaders and situations can be intimidating. Some team members simply choose not to participate.
There is one caveat to this principle, however.
When a team is healthy, the leader is approachable, and team [...] Continue Reading…
I was meeting with a potential church planter recently and some of the words of wisdom spoken to me over the years flooded my mind. Some of these were given to me by others. Some were learned firsthand by experience.
Here are 7 words of wisdom for church planters and [...] Continue Reading…
Discovering God’s Will, Part 2 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
Discovering God’s Will, Part 1 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
This is a guest post by Glynn Young. Glynn authored a book that I can literally say is going to be one of my all time favorites, and I just read it last month. And, it’s fiction. Dancing Priest is captivating, challenging and, I believe, potentially life-giving for some [...] Continue Reading…
This is a guest post by J. Warner Wallace. Wallace examines these three motives in more detail in his new book, Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
I’m a cold-case homicide detective. In the many years that I’ve been doing this job, I’ve [...] Continue Reading…
Want to “shoot yourself in the foot” as a pastor?
Here are a dozen ways:
Do life alone and trust no one
Question everyone’s motive
Don’t know key stakeholders in the church
Avoid transparency in favor of protecting image
Refuse critique or evaluation
Put family life second to the church
Take personal pride in numbers
Believe you [...] Continue Reading…