How to Build Relationships Faster

Think about your most meaningful friendships. How did they begin? How did the relationship deepen? My guess is that it likely didn’t happen primarily through the slow accumulation of experiences but through a few memorable, intense experiences. This is relevant to ministry leaders because we are often responsible to help people forge meaningful relationships (it’s part ofContinue reading “How to Build Relationships Faster”

6 Ways to Develop Leaders

Good leaders are the engine that drive almost everything successful. Highly successful people are strong in self-leadership. Great families have dads who lead well. Healthy organizations are led by healthy leaders. Everyone engaged in ministry knows the value of strong leadership. But one of the most common questions I hear from ministry leaders is: “WhereContinue reading “6 Ways to Develop Leaders”

Trump

FOCUS ON PEOPLE trumps FOCUS ON TASKS WHAT YOU KNOW trumps WHAT YOU FEEL STEADY OBEDIENCE trumps FLASHES OF GREATNESS THOUGHTFUL SYSTEMS trump HOPING IT TURNS OUT WELL LOVING YOUR FAMILY trumps LOVING THE MINISTRY TRAINING LEADERS trumps RECRUITING LEADERS SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE trumps CLEVERNESS DENYING YOURSELF trumps FORFEITING YOUR SOUL LEADERSHIP trumps BLAMING FOLLOWERS GIVING trumps RECEIVING PRAYER trumps PLANNING ATTITUDE trumps ABILITY CALLING trumps POTENTIAL NEWS trumps ADVICE EXPERIENCEContinue reading “Trump”

The Primary Job of a Ministry Leader

There are many ways that ministry leaders can invest their time. What’s most important? God gave leaders to the church (Eph 4:11) for one primary reason: To equip. Ephesians 4:12 tells us that leaders are to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” The rest of theContinue reading “The Primary Job of a Ministry Leader”